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Old 17-10-2018, 07:39   #16
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Re: Different (correct) ways of spelling the same words.

"z" and "s". Many of the places that one might expect an "s" actually has "z" listed first in the Oxford English Dictionary and they predate the "s" spellings, rather than being an Americanization, per se.
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Old 17-10-2018, 09:49   #17
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Re: Different (correct) ways of spelling the same words.

Curb and Kerb although different meanings
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Old 17-10-2018, 11:58   #18
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Re: Different (correct) ways of spelling the same words.

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Curb and Kerb although different meanings

Lots of those progers, grate and great, bow and bough, have and half, lock and loch, tail and tale, etc, etc, etc, but not the subject of this topic it would appear.
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Old 18-10-2018, 08:47   #19
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Re: Different (correct) ways of spelling the same words.

Unfortunately the bugbear that exercises a teacher's annoyance immemorial is their and there.

Another that truly makes me incandescent is lose and loose as neither is pronounced the same but they repeatedly get used in the wrong context. The term looser for loser really is enough to turn me into the Hulk.

Oh and please use a spellchecker whether it is US or UK. You will always be right somewhere in the world.At least you will not be driving me up the wall.
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Old 18-10-2018, 11:26   #20
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Re: Different (correct) ways of spelling the same words.

...because I feel like smiling I thought I would share a silly quote that my son sent to cheer me up.

“Time flies like an arrow; fruit flies like a banana.”
― Anthony G. Oettinger

Sorry for bending the topic a tad.
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Old 18-11-2018, 15:37   #21
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Re: Different (correct) ways of spelling the same words.

Inflection and inflexion.
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Old 20-11-2018, 12:28   #22
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Re: Different (correct) ways of spelling the same words.

I just wish people knew the difference between lose and loose. Drives me crazy.
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Old 20-11-2018, 14:04   #23
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Re: Different (correct) ways of spelling the same words.

Favorite and favourite
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Old 20-11-2018, 16:50   #24
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Re: Different (correct) ways of spelling the same words.

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Another Americanism. They always miss out the u. Harbor and harbour.
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Re: Different (correct) ways of spelling the same words.

Depends which dictionary you use.
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Re: Different (correct) ways of spelling the same words.

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Depends which dictionary you use.

Of course it does. However my fellow colleagues in the world of UK education tend to stick with the standard UK dictionary in order to secure good examination passes for their students.
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Old 21-11-2018, 09:29   #27
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Re: Different (correct) ways of spelling the same words.

I have a copy of the Collins concise dictionary as my paper has a word puzzle (sun dial) that uses that as its reference and there you see different spellings: One of the most common I've seen is when a word ends in an "e" but has a version ending in "y"

e.g. Ropy and ropey which are both correct and the same meaning.

There, their and they're

Your and you're

As for apostrophes...
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Re: Different (correct) ways of spelling the same words.

Gaol and jail. I use the former.
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I just wish people knew the difference between lose and loose. Drives me crazy.
The people who lose their loose change.

In other words, if you lost you don't gain an O when you lose.
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