Colour or Color? | Grammarly Blog

Guess what? We Americans with our English spellings are the weird ones! This is a great explanation on the spelling of the word color (colour). ❤

When choosing between color and colour, keep in mind that both spellings are correct. The shorter one, color, is the preferred spelling in the United…

Source: Colour or Color? | Grammarly Blog

About Colleen Chesebro

Colleen M. Chesebro is a writer of cross-genre fiction, poetry, and creative nonfiction. Her debut novel, a YA fantasy series called, “The Heart Stone Chronicles - The Swamp Fairy,” was published January 2017. The book reveals the story of Abby Forrester, a 14-year-old orphaned girl who is entrusted with saving a community of fairy nymphs from certain ecological destruction. Along the way, Abby learns about friendship, love, and what it means to actually belong to a family. Colleen’s writing explores ecological situations in the multicultural world of today. She combines real-life historical events into her writing to create experiences that will continue in the hearts and heads of her readers. A veteran of the United States Air Force, Colleen is also a retired bookkeeper. She has an Associates Degree in Business Administration, and another Associates Degree in the Arts, which she uses to combine her love of writing with her passion for all things creative. When she is not writing, Colleen enjoys spending time with her husband, dogs, children, and grandchildren. When time permits, she also loves gardening, cooking, and crocheting old fashioned doilies into works of artistry. She lives in the United States with her husband and her two Pomeranians, Sugar, and Spice. You can learn more about Colleen and her writing on her website

18 Responses

  1. I really find it annoying when I use the word “colour”, the computer spell check highlights it as an error and then I get this odd feeling like I’m in grade school and I have to change it. Or that the the reader will think I made a spelling mistake, so I give in. Yes, I can be a wimp sometimes. Ha ha!

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  2. Yes, it would be much simpler to all be the same.
    In NZ we use the U often ie: flavor – flavour, Straight away I have flavour underlined with red.
    Never mind, I get used to it, my spelling is wrong.
    Have a nice day.

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  3. I am a member of scribophile and we have an international assortment of aspiring authors. When I did my first critique of a segment from a resident of the UK, I marked it up like a Christmas tree. Not only was she misspelling words (she wasn’t, she was giving me the UK version) but she didn’t have all of her commas in place. As a rule people from UK do no put commas before the ‘and’ when making lists. I found it interesting that there was such a disparity in writing. I think I have it down now but whenever I see ‘apologise, realise, colour’, or whatever I have to keep myself from trying to correct what is already right.

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