Difference Between American and British Spellings: Some Useful Words that Many Students Get Confused About

Here are some of the common American and British spellings that cause confusion and errors for students. Please note that in India, we generally tend to use the British spellings, but there is a trend towards the American spellings now.

American Spelling British Spelling
acknowledgment acknowledgement
catalog catalogue
check cheque
color colour
favor favour
hemoglobin haemoglobin
humor humour
installment instalment
jewelry jewellery
judgment judgement
labor labour
meter metre
neighbor neighbour
pajama pyjama
parlor parlour
program programme
rumor rumour
theater theatre

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