Is there a valid difference between "Learned" and "Learnt" ?
They’re the same word; they mean the same thing.
"The Chaos" is a pretty famous poem. Thanks for mentioning it.
Here is a copy of the text.
For those of you who want a multimedia version, here is a YouTube clip:
Again, what makes the poem special is that it highlights the idiosyncrasies in English spelling and pronunciation.
Even if you are a native English speaker, the poem will help you with your spelling, if not your pronunciation.
Yuniversity!!! When do I write "breathe" and when do I write "breath?" Help a sista out!!
Here you go, sista!
What's up with "theater" and "theatre?" If I live in the U.S., can I still use "theatre?"
Basically, “theatre” is the British spelling; “theater” is the American spelling.
If you live in the U.S. and choose to spell “theater” as “theatre,” watch out for haters who might sarcastically ask, “Do you also you spell ‘gray’ as ‘grey’ and ‘color’ as ‘colour’?”
If that doesn’t bother you, then feel free to use British spelling in America.
However, if your teacher or professor tells you to stop, it would be a good idea to heed his or her advice.
Sometimes, it really is that simple.
FYI: Whenever you see Sherlock (Benedict Cumberbatch), Emma Watson, the Doctor, or any of the One Direction lads at the top of a post, it means that the answer to the question depends largely on whether you use British English or American English.
When it comes to the words listed above, it’s a matter of preference. Either spelling (with or without “-st”) is fine, unless your teacher or editor explicitly instructs you to choose one over the other.
Click HERE for a list of other words that are spelled differently in British and American English.
(Source: theyuniversity, via theyuniversity)