Mighty Red Pen

December 26, 2007

Enrol vs enroll

Filed under: Spellbound — mighty red pen @ 5:53 pm

Hat tip to alert reader Monique who had a question about the spelling of enroll on Teacher Tom, a website for teaching grammar.

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I was certain Monique was onto something (probably a basic typo), but the fact that Teacher Tom is based in Australia did raise my other-country-alternative-spelling radar so I looked it up. As it turns out, enrol is a perfectly acceptable spelling for enroll.

However, it does appear as enroll on the same page, so for consistency’s sake, they may wish to choose one spelling or the other.

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Who says you can’t teach an old MRP new tricks?

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1 Comment »

  1. I was similarly surprised, upon moving from the USA to New Zealand, to find myself working on the ‘Fulfil Team’ in my new job. I’m not yet sure if I can also hike to a waterfal or go shopping at the local mal.

    Comment by Aron — January 2, 2008 @ 4:16 am | Reply


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