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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?

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

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

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Please cite the title of the book and the name of the author.
 
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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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So, the book is not "British", as you stated in post #1, but Korean.
 
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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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Yes, he is a respected economist. He is not a native speaker of British English, however.
 
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