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3.0 out of 5 stars Oxford Children's Dictionary, 1 Dec 2009
This review is from: OXFORD CHILDRENS DICTIONARY (Hardcover)
As this is an Oxford dictionary, I expected this to be an 'English' dictionary and so was dissapointed to see the odd Americian spelling, such as realized. That being said, I think that it does give great examples for using the words in a way that children can understand.

I am also dissapointed that not all words are in the dictionary. Whilst that's to be expected, words such as landfill and organic weren't in there and given that kids are learning about those sorts of things these days (my 7 year old is!) then I did expect them to be in the dictionary.
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Initial post: 9 Mar 2010 22:28:27 GMT
S. W. Palmer says:
realized is the correct English spelling

In reply to an earlier post on 24 Mar 2010 14:00:19 GMT
redvers says:
The original poster is correct - realised is the UK spelling.

Posted on 22 Mar 2011 10:33:32 GMT
[Deleted by the author on 22 Mar 2011 11:52:54 GMT]

Posted on 28 Aug 2012 21:43:36 BDT
Last edited by the author on 28 Aug 2012 21:43:49 BDT
Both -ised and -ized are acceptable in most cases. Generally speaking, -ised is more British.

However, it is not a simple rule. -ized is more etymologically correct in some cases.

See the Wikipedia article on American and British English spelling differences for more information.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/American_and_British_English_spelling_differences

In reply to an earlier post on 12 Apr 2013 13:28:10 BDT
The suffix -ize is correct "Oxford" spelling.

Posted on 17 Oct 2013 20:34:22 BDT
Last edited by the author on 17 Oct 2013 20:34:38 BDT
what about the correct spelling of disappoint?
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