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    Programme

    What is the difference between programme and program?
    Academic Programmes/Programs?
    A Computer programme/ Program?
    I am befuddled with this couple.

    Shad

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    Re: Programme

    'Programme' is the British spelling. However, in all things to do with computers and IT, the word is 'program' wherever you live. It's a convention like calling a computer disk a 'disk', even though it is also a 'disc'.
    Last edited by Rover_KE; 31-Mar-2014 at 08:39.

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    Re: Programme

    "Programme" is rarely used in AmE.

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    Re: Programme

    Shad, for future reference, please note that your question has already been answered in one of the Similar Threads below.

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    Re: Programme

    Quote Originally Posted by MikeNewYork View Post
    "Programme" is rarely used in AmE.
    I'd say "never," unless you are going to Ye Olde Computer Shoppe.

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    #6

    Re: Programme

    I am not a teacher.

    I agree entirely with post #2.

    As for the verb, I would add that even when the meaning can be compared to computer programing as in 'programming a person to behave in a particular way', in BrE it is still the version with two 'm's.

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    Re: Programme

    Quote Originally Posted by Roman55 View Post
    I am not a teacher.

    I agree entirely with post #2.

    As for the verb, I would add that even when the meaning can be compared to computer programing as in 'programming a person to behave in a particular way', in BrE it is still the version with two 'm's.
    I hadn't even realized that "programing" was a word. The usual English practice would be to double the 'm' to avoid the pronunciation of 'progrEIming'. Dam - Damming; Spam - Spamming; Ham - Hamming, etc. I haven't noticed much daming of rivers or spaming on the 'net.

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    Re: Programme

    In AmE it is common to double the ending consonant in one-syllable words and in words that have the stress on the last syllable. It is less common to do that when the stress is on the first syllable. There are exceptions, of course.

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    Re: Programme

    Thank you
    It means both mean the same. But while using the word for computers codes we should use 'Program' everywhere else it should be 'Programme'. In India we usually learn BrE.
    Shad

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