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Is there a word that has the same -er sound pronunciation in all both British and American accents

Most words with -er ending, sound different in British and American accent. In British it’s “a”, in American it’s “e”(don’t know how to correctly write transcription ). But is there word, that has ...
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What are the words ending in “-ey” pronounced [eɪ]?

As a native French speaker, I used to pronounce the end of all the English words ending in "-ey" as [eɪ] instead of [i]. Most noticeably, such of those words that are directly used in French are ...
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Australian English: neighbor or neighbour?

Several sites (say, https://www.grammar.com/neighbor_vs._neighbour, https://proofreadmydocument.com.au/writing-tips/differences-between-american-and-australian-english, https://au.answers.yahoo.com/...
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“until” as used in this sentence [duplicate]

A friend of mine received a letter stating the following: "The committee has issued orders to suspend John Doe for 30 days from the 20th of April 2018 until the 19th of May 2018." So, does the ...
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Why do some ---ify verbs have a different noun ending?

The following verbs follow a pattern as to their associated noun: rectify / rectification amplify / amplification exemplify / exemplification sanctify / sanctification clarify / clarification ...
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What does the “‑to” ending mean in most English words that end in “‑to”?

Today I saw this word — hitherto — then I searched in the dictionary to find that it means "up until that time". It looks a little weird since my first seen, and I rarely see words ending with ‑to ...
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How to say a case of “multiple of multiples” correctly?

In programming I often step into cases where names of variables have to indicate a group of groups. How do I properly formulate them in terms of multiplicity word endings? Examples (concrete ...
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Origin of irregular ending “-ught” for past simple and participle

There is a little group of irregular verbs in English that follow a similar pattern, having "-ught" as their ending for past simple and for participle. These verbs are among the group of most used ...
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All non-name words ending with ize

Are all non-name words ending with ize always semantically interpreted as verbs in the English language? Update: I just found a few: maize, prize that aren't. One about checking for two or more ...
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Dot and parenthesis at the end of line/sentence, how to deal? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Where does the period go when using parentheses? If I had a parenthesis at the end of the sentence, do I put the dot before or after it? For example, do I write: I have an ...