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10 Words Creating Confusions By Holding Different Spellings In American & British English

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10 Words Creating Confusions By Holding Different Spellings In American & British English

“The English language is a work in progress. Have fun with it.”,-Jonathan Culver quoted. Isn’t that auto spell-check in our mobiles become quite irritating at times? Have you ever wondered that as kids we always learnt one spelling as “COLOUR”, but our smart phones and MS Word autocorrect it as “COLOR”. It is not that the one we learnt in our childhood was wrong; instead both of the spellings are absolutely correct and world widely accepted.

There are few words which have same spellings but are pronounced differently. It is because both hold different accent in two different types of English languages, i.e. AMERICAN ENGLISH and BRITISH ENGLISH. Have a look at few words holding different spellings in American English and British English-

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Amazed? To conclude, both the spellings are absolutely correct but their positions differ in American and British English Dictionaries.

Do let us know in comments which one do you use?

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