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Chapter 31. Spelling > Compound Words and Hyphenation

Compound Words and Hyphenation

Compound words are two or more words that are used to mean a single concept. Some compound words are written as two separate words with a space between them. These are called open compounds. Some compound words are combined into a single word, called closed compounds. Another variation is compound words that are separated by a hyphen. These are called hyphenated compounds.

Table 31-1. Words Spelled Differently in American English than British English
American EnglishBritish English
HumorHumour
HonorHonour
EndeavorEndeavour
CenterCentre
FiberFibre
TheaterTheatre
AnalyzeAnalyse
ParalyzeParalyse
BurnedBurnt
DreamedDreamt
SpoiledSpoilt
CanceledCancelled
WorshipingWorshipping
AcknowledgmentAcknowledgement
AgingAgeing
UsableUseable
AnestheticAnaesthetic
FetusFoetus
ManeuverManoeuvre
EncyclopediaEncyclopaedia
CatalogCatalogue
DialogDialogue
CheckCheque
DraftDraught
PlowPlough
ProgramProgramme



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