https://www.duolingo.com/profile/NathanWilliams

Utilised vs Utilized

Just a note to the developers, there is a test that only accepts the US English spelling "Utilized", and not "Utilised".

September 16, 2012

11 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/AndrewEspanol

You can just say "used", fyi. (How often do you say the word "utilis(z)ed" anyway?) :)

June 24, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/lazarini

I noticed that as well. That is nice to be warned, thanks.

September 16, 2012

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/danwizard2013

I think you can report it and they will add the uk version, I have noticed they accept trousers instead of pants and other English words

September 2, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/yevthemighty

Wait you guys actually say trousers? It's not just a funny thing you do whenever there are Americans around?

November 29, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/danwizard2013

Yea we say lots of things to sound funny to Americans that is why we say them, that is very important to us.

November 29, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Vorcooper

Not half as funny as it sounds to a Brit when Americans say 'pants'. Which mean underpants to us, which can have unintentionally hilarious results.

January 8, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/yevthemighty

Hahaha perhaps I'll just start going around saying trousers. I can't quite do it with a standard American accent though, I'd have to switch the words around it to something silly sounding: "Put on ya' trousas."

February 6, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/DonTeorino

I have just finished the spanish skills tree , how do I go on? it seems to stop right there!

November 6, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Vorcooper

Me too. I think the thing is to keep practicing to keep vocabulary fresh, and to start translating passages to build vocabulary further. I started doing Duolingo to refresh my grammar skills - I find that I don't use some of the more complex tenses in ordinary conversation and I wanted to challenge myself to refresh my skills. I'll keep practicing on Duolingo to make some of these more sophisticated usages come more naturally to me.

December 27, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Talca

DonTeorino, I think users who complete the tree should get a logo of some type attached to their screen name. I am one lesson away now after starting this 11 months ago.

January 28, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Will_Worth

Agreed! Thanks for the warning :)

May 27, 2013

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