Are there any "-ise" (or "-yse") words which cannot be (or are never) written using "-ize"?
I searched for prior questions, and came across:
Many words are spelled with -ise in British English and -ize in American English:
But exercise can only be spelled with -ise, never with -ize.
I'm familiar with -se -ses -sation etc endings being British and the American equivalent being with z rather than s. However, I stumbled on the word "improvisation", which apparently can't be spelled ...
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
compromise -> ...
I use it all the time since I work with databases, but every time I write it somewhere with spell check I get the squiggly line below it. I've seen other people spell it with an "s" instead of a "z" ...