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.
Have a look wikipediea for the differences between UK and US English.
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 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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