Here are five tips, from Australian teacher Cara Dinneen, on how to improve your writing by yourself.

Is it possible to build a working 100% LEGO glider with the Technic Catamaran sails? But most words that have two more syllables with '-ise' in them are spelt the same in Australian and American English. Follow @bossfearless.

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Sure. I've got a foot in both camps. The thing I was worried about is, What if a developer from British background writes a renderer for web browsers such as gecko. The language in this case is CSS and you have to give the computer words it can understand. French-derived words that in American English end with -or and -er , such as col or or cent er , often retain British spellings ( col our and cent re ). If you want to guess at the accepted values then you should try the American English spellings.

We asked Australians to try spelling some tricky words – with amusing results. Despite being spelt differently, the meaning of the word is the same.

To learn more, see our tips on writing great answers.
@Skeet Then all of mankind's HTML will not work in that browser. it worked, Does this mean HTML is written in "American English"? @SkeetOverFlow: The parameter for center/centre align could very well be spelled.

Words such as real ize and paral yze are usually spelled with -ize or -yze rather than -ise or -yse . Australian and American English have different ways of spelling certain words, such as those ending with ‘yse’ or ‘ise’.

British and Australian English words with ‘our’ in them are spelt with ‘or’ in American English.

However, using the align property is deprecated - consider using CSS's text-align. Stop spelling center wrong and your code will work. I am "British English" and writing a self help book.

Both of these are considered correct and acceptable forms of English, and IELTS examiners are trained to give equal marks to candidates using British or American spelling.

The CSS engine does not understand British English. Learn English: Why are English words hard to spell? If I buy a book published in the UK, I'm certainly not repelled by the fact that it uses British English spelling. @Skeet well, the W3C has defined the possible values and those are in AE. How can I set the default value for an HTML