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What is the difference between summarizes and summarises? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: “-zation” vs “-sation”? Each post has an indicator which summarises who the post is shared. What is the difference between these two terms? Should ...
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Virtualisation vs Virtualization [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: ***zation vs ***sation? So, there seem to be some contradicting opinions on this matter. Can anyone shed some light on this case? Might be similar to visualize vs visualise, ...
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initialised or initialized which one is correct spelling? [duplicate]

I have often seen initialised in lots of text, but when I want to write it in Microsoft office word, it says it was misspelled and it should be initialized instead of initialised. so here is my ...
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Use of 'z' versus 's' [duplicate]

I've been brought up believing that most of the words that have suffix with '-ize' or '-ized' is the American English form and the British English forms use (most of the time) '-ise' or '-ised' as the ...
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Why is physics pluralised? Why do some countries use 's' and others 'z' in some words? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicates: ***zation vs ***sation? What is the difference between a “singular noun” and a “plural noun treated as singular”? My question came from looking at ...
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What is the difference between apologize and apologise and how could use it in suitable place? [duplicate]

I am confused every time when I am using these words, then using any one of them without knowing its difference. Can anyone help me how could I use these words in appropriate situation?
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Alternate spelling of maximize & minimize [duplicate]

So I was writing a document for a piece of coursework and I started to struggle for the right words when I found this: You can spell 'maximise' as opposed to 'maximize'. The word 'maximalize' exists,...
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“customisation” vs “customization” Which is correct? [duplicate]

"customisation" vs "customization" Which is correct? As per MS Word, customization is correct but Google Chrome correct it to "customisation" Thanks in advance.
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“Normalise” or “normalize” (British English)?

Is normalise perhaps obsolete in British English, and normalize preferred instead? I have done some Googling, it seems British English dictionaries prefer normalize, but I haven't found any ...
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British English: “fantasise” or “fantasize”?

I would like to know which spelling is more common in the UK: fantasise or fantasize?
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“s” vs. “z” in BE vs. AE

I have trouble understanding why some words change "s"-es to "z"-s from BE to AE and some not. For example: analyse -> analyze characterise -> characterize hypnotise -> hypnotize But: compromise -> ...
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What is more widely used in UK English: -ise or -ize? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: “s” vs. “z” in BE vs. AE Are the endings “-zation” and “-sation” interchangeable? I was asked on a translation assignment to use UK English but with -...
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Can all verbs ending in “-ise” be written with the suffix “ize”? [closed]

Are there any "-ise" (or "-yse") words which cannot be (or are never) written using "-ize"? I searched for prior questions, and came across: https://english.stackexchange.com/questions/47785/correct-...
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Realise vs Realize : when to use what? [closed]

I have been using Realise and Realize interchangeably. Is one more correct over other and when to use exactly what ?
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'summarized' and 'traveling' are not British English?

I wrote 2 sentences: The distances from A to B via different routes are summarized in Table 1. When traveling from A to B, note the signs. One person from UK told me 'summarized' and '...

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