apologize or apologise?

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hi all

which one is the correct spelling between apologize and apologise?

and please leave here different words between american and british english

for example : colour and color, programme and program

i want to learn american english...

thank you in advance
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Hi Pdk001,

You asked:
which one is the correct spelling between apologize and apologise?
Both are acceptable in British and American English, although 'apologize' is much more common in American English, and many British writers prefer 'apologise'.
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http://www2.gsu.edu/~wwwesl/egw/jones/differences.htm

Some words are entirely different as well:

American: British:

Gas Petrol

Elevator Lift

Truck Lorry

Flashlight Torch

Fries Chips

Chips Crisps

Cel-phone Mobile

Airplane Aeroplane
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Right Englishuser; the same goes for realize and realise!
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FrancescaRight Englishuser; the same goes for realize and realise!
Yes, we could even go as far as to say this is true for all -ise/ize words with just a few exceptions such as plagiarise.
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American: British:
soccer foodbal
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What a difference an ocean can make! Emotion: wink
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It's not "Football"!
Football is the sports with strong men and, well, footballs.
Soccer is "Fussball" or "Foodbal" in english, closer to the german word!
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Many, many years ago, 'realise' and 'apologise' were the BrE versions.. Nowadays, 'realize' and 'apolozise' are also BrE.
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