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Color or colour?



vardaki
Cyprus

Color or colour?
 
Which  one is correct : color or colour?

THANK YOU

7 Mar 2010      



Kate (kkcat)
Russian Federation

Hi Vardaki. Both  are correct, color is American English way of spelling and coloUr is British English spelling. Use whatever you like.
Have a good day :)

7 Mar 2010     



cathyvic
France

both are correct normally colour is UK english and color US english it depends on what you want to teach, normally colour is better

7 Mar 2010     



caroay
Spain

i wouldn īt say one is better than the other.. they are just different. I think we cannot say that one dialect is better than the other one. However, you may say that in different educational contexts, one of the two is PREFERRED, but not better.
 

7 Mar 2010     



vardaki
Cyprus

I just wrote colour and my PC underlines it.
Thank you.

7 Mar 2010     



renko6
Poland

Hi Vardaki!
Kate and cathyvic are right. The both words are correct. If you teach British English you should write COLOUR,  but if you teach American English you should write COLOR.
It would be nice to tell your students that they have 2 opportunities and it is not a mistake. Have a nice Sunday !

7 Mar 2010     



vardaki
Cyprus

Sorry again, the pronanciation is  the same?

7 Mar 2010     



TriumphTriumph
Russian Federation

I guess, it is the same. You PC underlines it, because it accepts only American spelling (cause Microsoft Office is American, if you have it)Smile

7 Mar 2010     



Kate (kkcat)
Russian Federation

Pronunication is the same.
If you type the word favoUrite in MS Word, it will also be underlined :) Only because the program was created in the US. Use whatever spelling you like, both are 100% fine.

7 Mar 2010     



renko6
Poland

That īs right the pronunciation is the same for these words 

7 Mar 2010     



Jayho
Australia

aaaah - but it only underlines it if your program is set to American English (default).  I have set mine to Australian English and it never underlines it.  You can change the default setting to whatever you are working with.  If you want to know how to do this look here.
 
In terms with what you should teach, I recommend you teach the version that your governing education body sets.  If they donīt have a preference then you can take your pick.
 
Cheers - Jayho

7 Mar 2010     

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