| #1 (permalink) Sat Jan 14, 2006 10:07 am British/American spelling (-ize/-ise)?
|Hi, I've read in a German ESL course book that verbs like
organize, realize, recognize can be spelled like this too:
organise, realise, recognise.
So far this doesn't make dramatic reading, I think we all know that those two types of spelling exist. However, what was new to me is the fact in that book (which was published in 2003) they say that -ize is the more modern version of British spelling and only a few people representing the older generation would stick to -ise. As a matter of fact, in that book they refer to the -ize version as the American/British way of spelling. So, does this mean that -ize is British as well as American?
Thanks in advance for shedding some light on this isse.
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