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What's the right spelling of synchronized (like in synchronized swimming), and are there any differences between the British and American English?

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I'm not sure what you mean by 'syntax'. 'Syntax' refers to the order of words in a sentence and here you are only asking about a single word. Could this be a question about word-class (noun, verb, adjective, etc.)? – Karl Apr 20 '11 at 8:46
Teneff: Have you checked a dictionary? What did it tell you? Please share with us what you have already researched. – Matt E. Эллен Jun 7 '12 at 15:12
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Syntax will come into play when you present a complete sentence. A single word cannot have a "correct" syntax. Differences between British and American English will manifest in the spelling. US will use "synchronized swimming", British English will use "synchronised swimming".

With regards to syntax, you may need to provide a bit more context to warrant a valid answer.

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thanks a lot :) – Teneff Apr 20 '11 at 8:59

British spelling is "synchronised" and American is "synchronized" so the correct spelling will depend on yourself and your intended audience.

Refer http://www2.gsu.edu/~wwwesl/egw/jones/differences.htm

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Actually, both spellings are British. Most UK writers prefer the -ise form, but Oxford University Press strongly champions the -ize. – Colin Fine Jul 5 '11 at 12:03

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