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Old 12-03-2019, 11:56   #31
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Re: Different (correct) ways of spelling the same words.

Never used the word inventer before, even my Firefox spell checker says its wrong even if it isnt.
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Old 12-03-2019, 12:14   #32
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Re: Different (correct) ways of spelling the same words.

Loose & lose, there & their . . the ones that annoy me the most.

My wife just cannot, however many times it's explained to her, get 'been' and 'being' correct
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Old 12-03-2019, 12:19   #33
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Re: Different (correct) ways of spelling the same words.

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Loose & lose, there & their . . the ones that annoy me the most.

My wife just cannot, however many times it's explained to her, get 'been' and 'being' correct
Loose & lose are not the same words, atleast not to me.
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Old 12-03-2019, 13:10   #34
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Re: Different (correct) ways of spelling the same words.

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Loose & lose are not the same words, atleast not to me.
They are not. One means to lose something, the other something that is not fixed in place or baggy clothing/skin/morals.
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Re: Different (correct) ways of spelling the same words.

to and too
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to and too
Different meanings...
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One's right, the other's wrong as a daft American misspelt it and they won't admit their mistake! . It annoys me most when American spellings slip back into our language; often see defense instead of defence on these forums !
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One's right, the other's wrong as a daft American misspelt it and they won't admit their mistake! . It annoys me most when American spellings slip back into our language; often see defense instead of defence on these forums !
It's because people don't change the the settings on their OS from american to UK..
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Re: Different (correct) ways of spelling the same words.

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It's because people don't change the the settings on their OS from american to UK..
Is one spelling of inventer/inventor correct (in England) and the other incorrect Maggy?

I couldn't find a definitive answer, so it would be interesting to know.
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Re: Different (correct) ways of spelling the same words.

Flammable and inflammable?
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Re: Different (correct) ways of spelling the same words.

Aluminium - Aluminum

and the English spelling is the one underlined here as wrong for me
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Re: Different (correct) ways of spelling the same words.

And you have us engineers to blame for (computer) program and (linear) analog.
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Program and programme perhaps?
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Re: Different (correct) ways of spelling the same words.

Programme is a broadcast item. Program is what we code for computers.
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