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On 2012-06-16 3:38 PM Tom Davies wrote:
It's a bit weird because in English (UK) defence is right but defense is not.  Of course nothing 
can be 100% right all the time.
Regards from
Have a look wikipediea for the differences between UK and US English.

For example:

   *-ce, -se*
   For advice / advise and device / devise, American English and British English both keep the
   noun/verb distinction (where the pronunciation is -[s] for the noun and -[z] for the verb).
   For licence / license or practice / practise, British English also keeps the noun/verb
   distinction (the two words in each pair are homophones with -[s] pronunciation, though). On
   the other hand, American English uses license and practice for both nouns and verbs (with
   -[s] pronunciation in both cases too).

   American English has kept the Anglo-French spelling for defense and offense, which are
   usually defence and offence in British English. Likewise, there are the American pretense
   and British pretence; but derivatives such as defensive, offensive, and pretension are
   always thus spelt in both systems.

   Australian[28] and Canadian usage generally follows British.


Larry I. Gusaas
Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan Canada
"An artist is never ahead of his time but most people are far behind theirs." - Edgard Varese

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