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You spell it potarto, I spell it potayto…

Although it is not certain who was the first to describe the USA and the UK as ‘two countries divided by a common language’, there is no doubt they were right when it came to spelling. The many subtle differences

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This is something I find myself repeating day in, day out: The key is consistency. There are plenty of rules that must be followed in writing, but, at the same time, there are different styles that can be adopted but

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English Spelling: ‘absolutely, unspeakably awful’?

We all know that English spelling is difficult to master. The fact that English spelling is tricky, or even, in some people’s opinion ‘absolutely, unspeakably awful’ (Masha Bell, Literacy Researcher) has at least one benefit – it means that there’s

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