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Spelling teasers

Spelling teasers

How is your spelling? Test yourself with these commonly confused alternatives.

In which case is either version correct and in which case only one? Which one is UK or US English? Which ones are errors?

If you wish to check, visit the Oxford dictionary.

Where would you put these in the table?

aging or ageing

analyse or analyze

enrol or enroll

enrolment or enrolment

focussed or focused

grammar practice or grammar practise

organise or organize

realise or realize

to practise or to practice

traveling or travelling

Either can be correctUS version onlyUK version onlyError (with correction)
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    

Answer key

Either can be correctUS version onlyUK version onlyError (with correction)
focussed or focused  realizerealise or realizegrammar practise (grammar practice is correct in both)
aging or ageingaging (preference)ageing (preference) 
 organizeorganise or organize 
 analyze  analyse 
 to practiceto practise 
 travelingtravelling 
 enroll, enrollmentenrol, enrolment 

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