=== SPELLING ===
Please send examples of commonly misspelt words to firstname.lastname@example.org
you think they shd be added to this list.
The correct spelling of often misspelled words:
folks take note also: one night's accommodation; two or more nights'
person, advisory the modifier
analysis / analyses (noun)
analyze / analyzes (verb)
where I part company with British English although I usually use their
differentiation (see licence and practice below), and I do b/c where
possible my preference is for distinction
Many of you know that Brits wd write realise/organise/authorise
and Yanks realize/organize/authorize so Canadians do it both ways.
(Some are not written both ways for same function or meaning, and
that's licence/license and practice/practise in which case the
Canadian press uses the former (c) as a noun and the latter (s) as a
The reason in this case that my preference is for the American z
form for the verb instead of the s is to differentiate between the
noun as a plural, analyses, and the third person singular of the verb,
analyzes (wch in the UK wd be the same as the plural noun.
cue; picturesque as you know is just k so (wd then be barbek if
barbeque :-() you need queue for more! BBQ fine as abbreviation
person (as in filling out income tax returns); and dependent
fit and fitted
there is a past tense as in knitted! forget you heard cost....
who flies, a pilot; as in frequent-flier points
used to refer to those advertising things we get in the mail
get misled by aristocracy, plutocracy, or meritocracy; if you think of
democracy, I suppose idiocracy cd be govt by idiots..... no comment
past tense of lead, whereas read is the past tense of read
licence (noun); license (verb)
the noun it's only singular or plural, licence or licences, whereas
verbs have all sorts of forms: to license (infinitive), licensing
(present participle), licensed (past participle)
as in per hundred, but one word as percentage
practice (noun); practise (verb forms)
licence (only singular and plural b/c a noun)
license (so includes licensing, licensed)
secede but not proceed or succeed
opposed to pronounce
US spelling so you see both in Canada; same applies to organise/-ize,
categorise/ -ize, etc., and as in analyse/analyze, wch you see IMHO
above that I'd settle on s for the noun and z for the verb to avoid
the same word being both noun and verb.