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Re: optimiSe or optimiZe ?  •  August 13, 2007, 9:30pm  •  1 vote

Porsche, The suffix ize or even ise or whatever is a weak sister of correct, clear usage. Some such uses are accepted, but others are considered somewhere between tacky and illiterate. Finaliz

Re: Hyphens conundrum  •  September 13, 2006, 1:07am  •  1 vote

I would hyphenate all those examples. However, in standard American English I would not write groceries-shopping trip. It would be grocery-shopping trip. Growing up, I was taught not to use nouns as a

Re: optimiSe or optimiZe ?  •  September 13, 2006, 1:00am  •  5 votes

In standard American English one would be expected NEVER to use one of the ize-verbs.