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Spelling

Spelling in the English language can be several things: simple, extraordinary, or tenacious. But one adjective describes it best: inconsistent. Many English learners have a hard time remembering all the rules of orthography and punctuation.

Dropping Letters in American English

Favoring American Spelling

American English spelling omits letters compared to British English: “-or” instead of “-our”, dropping silent “e’s”, and replacing “ae” or “oe” with “e”.

In our Defense, Spelling Needs Practice

In our Defense, Spelling Needs Practice

British English favors verbs with the end syllable “-ise”, whereas American English uses “-ize”. But is this always true, and what are other spelling differences?

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