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Today, we’ll be keeping this blog a little straight forward. We’ll be discussing some of the spelling differences in British and American English.

The main difference is that British English keeps the spelling of words it has acquired from other languages, mainly French and German. While American English spellings are based mostly on how the word sounds when it is spoken.

Here is a list of some of the common words and word categories which are spelled differently in British English and American English

BRITISH > AMERICAN

  1. Cheque > Check
  2. Chequer > Checker
  3. Dialogue > Dialog
  4. Analogue > Analog
  5. Catalogue > Catalog
  6. Monologue > Monolog
  7. Dreamt > Dreamed
  8. Burnt > Burned
  9. Learnt > Learned
  10. Encyclopaedia > Encyclopedia
  11. Anaemia > Anemia
  12. Caesium > Cesium
  13. Oestrogen > Estrogen
  14. Leukaemia > Leukemia
  15. Mediaeval > Medieval
  16. Paediatric > Pediatric
  17. Enrolment > Enrollment
  18. Fulfil > Fulfill
  19. Instalment > Installment
  20. Jewellry > Jewelry
  21. Skilful > Skillful
  22. Defence > Defense
  23. Licence > License
  24. Practice > Practise
  25. Offence > Offense
  26. Pretence > Pretense
  27. Whisky > Whiskey
  28. Plough > Plow
  29. Cosy > Cozy
  30. Grey > Gray
  31. Mum > Mom
  32. Moustache > Mustache
  33. Pyjamas > Pajamas
  34. Programme > Program
  35. Tyre > Tire
  36. Ageing > Aging
  37. Speciality > Specialty
  38. Judgement > Judgment
  39. Mould > Mold
  40. Sulphur > Sulfur
  41. Aeroplane > Airplane
  42. Draught > Draft
  43. Favourite > Favorite
  44. Colour > Color
  45. Theatre > Theater
  46. Ax > Axe
  47. Labour > Labor
  48. Realise > Reallize
  49. Modelling > Modeling
  50. Analyse > Analyze

 

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