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    Spelling issue

    Hi, this question is about spelling.

    I am reading a book in which the author keeps switching between -ise and -ize endings. For example, in the following part:

    ...the technological and institutional forces that characterize the particular markets, industries and countries that we are trying to analyse with the help of...

    The book is British by the way. Is it a matter of style or should I stick to a particular spelling?

    Thank you.
    Last edited by salvador.dal1950; 27-Jan-2016 at 02:36.

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    #2

    Re: Spelling issue

    It is probably best to decide which style you prefer and stick with that.

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    #3

    Re: Spelling issue

    I'm surprised a British author uses any AE spellings.

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    Re: Spelling issue

    Please cite the title of the book and the name of the author.
    “Every miserable fool who has nothing at all of which he can be proud, adopts as a last resource pride in the nation to which he belongs; he is ready and happy to defend all its faults and follies tooth and nail, thus reimbursing himself for his own inferiority.”

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    #5

    Re: Spelling issue

    Hi bhaisahab, the book is "Economics: The User's Guide" and the author is Ha-Joon Chang. Even though the author is Korean, I assume the book was heavily edited, like all are, before publishing so this sort of thing would not happen.

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    #6

    Re: Spelling issue

    So, the book is not "British", as you stated in post #1, but Korean.
    “Every miserable fool who has nothing at all of which he can be proud, adopts as a last resource pride in the nation to which he belongs; he is ready and happy to defend all its faults and follies tooth and nail, thus reimbursing himself for his own inferiority.”

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    #7

    Re: Spelling issue

    Written in English by a Korean. It was published in the UK I think, that's why I said it was British. Also the author teaches in Cambridge.
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    Re: Spelling issue

    Yes, he is a respected economist. He is not a native speaker of British English, however.
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