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Question 1: ________
List of British words not widely used in the United StatesAmerican EnglishList of words having different meanings in British and American English: A–LList of American words not widely used in the United Kingdom

Question 2: One consequence is the British distinction of meter for a ________ from metre for the unit of length.
TemperatureEnergyForceMeasuring instrument

Question 3: Wherever the vowel is unreduced in pronunciation, this does not occur: contour, velour, ________, troubadour, are spelled thus the same everywhere.
Romance (love)Interpersonal relationshipIntimate relationshipLove

Question 4: New Zealand English, while sharing some words and syntax with ________, follows British usage.
South African EnglishEnglish languageAmerican EnglishAustralian English

Question 5: [32] The name of the Space Shuttle Endeavour has a u in it since this ________ was named after Captain James Cook's ship, the HMS Endeavour.
SpacecraftSpaceflightSpace explorationSpace Race

Question 6: Webster was a strong proponent of spelling reform for reasons both ________ and nationalistic.
Cuneiform scriptLinguisticsEtymologyPhilology

Question 7: [58] Worldwide, -ize endings prevail in scientific writing and are commonly used by many international organisations, such as the ISO and the ________.
World Health OrganizationUniversal Postal UnionFood and Agriculture OrganizationSwitzerland

Question 8: American spelling accepts only -ize endings in most cases, such as ________, realize, and recognize.

Question 9: [54] The ________, older established but more forward-looking than the Oxford institution[55][56], has long favoured -ise.
Oxford University PressCambridge University PressEnglandAuthorized King James Version

Question 10: In ________, any more is always two words.
SinglishHong Kong EnglishSouth African EnglishEnglish language

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