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Spellzone July Round-up


British English or American English?

The internet means choosing whether to use American spelling or English spelling no longer just depends on what country you live in. More and more people work with colleagues from all over the world and different institutes, organisations, and publications have different style guides. This means it is likely that you will have to change between American and British spelling every now and then.

In this article, to celebrate American Independence Day, we shared three of our favourite articles on American English from the archive.

Commonly Confused Words

July took us back to our Commonly Confused Words series. 

  • For vs. Fore vs. Four

We started the month with a trio of words that sound the same but have very different meanings and spellings. Click here for each word used in example sentences and an easy trick to help you tell them apart. 

  • Assume vs. Presume

The words in this month's second pair are often used interchangeably, but they actually have a subtle difference in meaning. Click here to learn how to use each word correctly. 

  • Bath vs. Bathe 

Continuing with our focus on American and British English, our final pair of words are used differently in each country. Click here to learn the difference in meaning between each word and to look at examples of them used in various contexts.

Word for Wednesday 

In our weekly word origin posts, we’ve celebrated World Emoji Day and International Day of Friendship; discovered what the word clue has in common with a ball of string; learned about the inventor of the sandwich; and explored the changing meaning of the word stream. What words would you like to see featured in August’s Word for Wednesday posts? Let us know in the comments! 


 


01 Aug 2019
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