Do you choose British or American spelling?
There is a dichotomy in the English used in the world. Around half of the world’s English speakers favour British words and spelling, and the other half favors US American versions. But what do you choose? What should you choose? And why?
I have already made the case before, that it doesn’t particularly matter which one you choose. Differences are greatly exaggerated, and both versions are easily understood worldwide. However, I also stated in that article that you should choose one type of spelling and stick to it. Which one you choose is up to you.
So today, we have a special quiz for you – to which there is no right answer – only two different correct answers. What you want to aim for – is to choose either British answers every time, or American answers every time. Good luck!
Click on the word you use – if the word changes to green then you have chosen the British spelling, if the word changes to red then you have chosen American.
How did you do?
Were all of your choices of the same colour (or color)? If so, well done! You can be happy knowing that you stick to either British of American spellings and word-choices. If not, then perhaps you should try to learn one style from now on.
If you have any questions or comments about this excercize or about the differences between types of English, let us know below.