20 Words In The English Language With Variant Spellings

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20 Words In The English Language With Variant Spellings

Date posted: Sep 10, 2015       Posted by: Silvester


20 Words In The English Language With Variant Spellings

 

Spelling may vary depending on how the word is used or the people who use it. Most common variant spellings differ between the British English and the American English.

 

Some words such as neighbour/neighbor can give neighbourly/neighborly, but analysed/analyzed cannot give analyzis, since analysis is universal. It can happen to more words, but it could give a different meaning. Thus, if you are confused to which spelling to use, it is better to know its meaning first.

 

Here are twenty words with variant spellings, differing in British (first one) and American (second one) versions.

 

  1. acknowledgement, acknowledgment
  2. behaviour, behavior
  3. counsellor, counselor
  4. draught, draft
  5. enquire, inquire
  6. foetus, fetus
  7. grey, gray
  8. humour, humor
  9. italicise, italicize
  10. jewellery, jewelry
  11. kerb, curb
  12. learnt,learned
  13. manoeuvre, maneuver
  14. naught, zero
  15. oesophagus, esophagus
  16. plough, plow
  17. quarrelled, quarreled
  18. routeing, routing
  19. spoilt, spoiled
  20. victual, vittle

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