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    publicly? correct spelling?

    Hello,

    Is publicly and publically both correct? Is one british and the other american spelling?

    Thanks a lot

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    #2

    Re: publicly? correct spelling?

    I think publically is a variant of publicly.

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    Re: publicly? correct spelling?

    Never having encountered it before, I was astonished to find publically listed in 12 dictionaries:

    http://www.onelook.com/?w=publically&ls=a

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    #4

    Re: publicly? correct spelling?

    So am I assuming rightly that they are both correct and they are used both in american and british english?

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    Re: publicly? correct spelling?

    Quote Originally Posted by panosgr View Post
    So am I assuming rightly that they are both correct and they are used both in American and British English?
    Probably, but I'd avoid using publically as a lot of people will think it's wrong.

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    Re: publicly? correct spelling?

    ok thanks a lot!

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