Tuesday, September 9, 2014

licence/license: Common Errors in English Usage Entry for Tuesday, September 9, 2014

In the UK, the noun is “licence”: “here is my driving licence.” But when it is a verb, the spelling is “license”: “she is licensed to drive a lorry.”

In contrast, Americans use the spelling “license” in all contexts and the spelling “licence” is considered a spelling error.

Would you be so kind as to read Paul Brians’ latest blog post?

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