British spelling VS American spelling

British English and American English have some spelling differences.

Notes

In this lesson you will learn the most common differences between British English spelling and American English spelling. They are both correct, so just choose one and stick to it.

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Common spelling differences

Here's some common spelling differences between British English and American English.

British EnglishAmerican English

-t

Burnt, learnt, dreamt

-ed

Burned, learned, dreamed

-ise

Organise

-ize

Organize

-ogue

Catalogue

-og

Catalog

-re

Centre

-er

Center

-ou

Colour

-o

Color

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