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Re: Rules for -ise and -ize  •  March 7, 2011, 3:07pm  •  2 votes

Red, "merchandise" isn't a verb that is arrived at by adding a suffix to a different root, so -ize is incorrect. You could further distinguish words by their origin, e.g. if it's of French origin

Re: Rules for -ise and -ize  •  March 7, 2011, 10:26am  •  1 vote

According to the OED the correct suffix is -ize, because of the Greek root it comes from. -ise is a more modern British spelling, but originally both sides of the Atlantic used to spell it with a 'z'.