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Can you spot the American spellings that are baffling UK adults?


Spelling is an important part of our everyday lives, from developing our language at school all the way through to adulthood.

With British culture becoming more Americanised each year, we thought it would be interesting to find out how many Brits are influenced by American phrases and spelling perhaps without them even realising.

Our recent research found that almost half of Brits (48%) strongly agree that it’s important that children learn the importance of British spellings, with only 6% strongly agreeing that Brits should accept the move towards American ways of spelling.

Do you think your grammar has what it takes to spot the difference? Take our quiz to find out if you can find the Americanisms amongst the British spellings!

How did you do? Share your thoughts on Americanisms and your results with us on Twitter @OOLTrust

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