Proofreading Service - Pain in the English
Proofreading Service - Pain in the English

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24-Hour Proofreading Service—We proofread your Google Docs or Microsoft Word files. We hate grammatical errors with passion. Learn More

Proofreading Service - Pain in the English
Proofreading Service - Pain in the English

Your Pain Is Our Pleasure

24-Hour Proofreading Service—We proofread your Google Docs or Microsoft Word files. We hate grammatical errors with passion. Learn More

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Ailsa Campbell

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May 9, 2012

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optimiSe or optimiZe ?

  • May 9, 2012, 9:07am

Somebody said it earlier. The Oxford English Dictionary (for whom I used to work), accepts both forms but gives 'ize' preference in UK English. I have no idea how 'ise' crept into modern teaching in UK (and Australian) schools. The problem now is that Word believes that 'ise' is British.

Strictly, strictly speaking, educated writing everywhere should use 'ize' - but we have a changing situation where people think it's British to use 'ise'