-re or -er?

British English versus American English

British and American English often spell the same word differently. For example, British English words that end in
-re often end in -er in American English:

British                American
theatre                theater
centre                 center
litre                     liter

So it’s your decision which spelling you use. Just try not to mix and match!

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Written by Christine Burgmer

25. March 2014