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Typo or misspelling in English

Hi there! I noticed a mistake: "grAy" instead of "grEy" for "grijs". I made a screenshot, can I post it here? Only want Duolingo to get better :)

4 months ago

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As far as I know, the two spellings are correct. http://grammarist.com/spelling/gray-grey/

Gray and grey are different spellings of the same word, and both are used throughout the English-speaking world. But gray is more common in American English, while grey is more common in all the other main varieties of English.

There is also a discussion at WordReference: https://forum.wordreference.com/threads/grey-gray.245944/

4 months ago

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Thank you, Heike! As I've learnt BE at school, I have no idea about American variant of spelling. Now I know :)

4 months ago

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You are welcome! :-) I think this is great: We learn something new every day and keep growing ...

4 months ago

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The English vs American spellings used to be more of a problem, but not so much anymore.

4 months ago