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    which is correct: recognise or recognize?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Casiopea View Post
    In other words recognise is a British English spelling of recognize.

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    Thanks. I cannot open that site in the office but I understood.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mad-ox View Post
    In other words recognise is a British English spelling of recognize.
    I'm afraid this is a self-fulfilling prophecy; more and more users of Br E believe it, so my own preference (like OUP's) is becoming marginalized. But it's still an option in Br E.

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    Good English dictionaries (including the Oxford English Dictionary and Chambers) show 'recognized' as the main option with -ise as an alternative. This is certainly my preference. To suggest that ize is a US invention is incorrect. The 'z' was good enough for William Shakespeare (and I doubt if he was influenced by anyone over the Atlantic in the late 16th century!) so it's fine with me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chris Walker View Post
    Good English dictionaries (including the Oxford English Dictionary and Chambers) show 'recognized' as the main option with -ise as an alternative. This is certainly my preference. To suggest that ize is a US invention is incorrect. The 'z' was good enough for William Shakespeare (and I doubt if he was influenced by anyone over the Atlantic in the late 16th century!) so it's fine with me.
    I usually find that the better dictionaries list my preferences first as well.
    Maybe it's that way for everyone?

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