TERM: FIRST TERM
SUBJECT: ENGLISH LANGUAGE
CLASS: SS 3
SPELLING: BRITISH AND AMERICAN ENGLISH
Some American spellings are quite different from the British spellings. Americans believe that a word should be spelt as it is pronounced.
These differences are notable in the following examples:
A ‘s’ ‘z’
B ‘our’ ‘or’
C ‘re’ ‘er’
2. ‘ogue’ ‘og’
In verbs which end in ‘l’ and are not stressed on the final syllable, the ‘l’ is not doubled in the – ing form and the past participle.
There is also the usual practice to replace ‘ae’ or ‘oe’ in words by ‘e’ (Words of Greek and Latin origin). The original spelling is however retained by the British.
Give ten words that have different spellings in the British and American spellings.
Phrases and Clauses.
Death and the King’s Horseman
Revision and Tests Part 1, Page 33, Effective English.
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