Shouldn’t the above sentence have different spellings of apologize that it, with a z instead of s? Apologize and apologise are the two known spellings of the verb and there are many controversies regarding which spellings are right and which are wrong. Young English language learners face this difficulty the most where amidst of a sentence they have to pause and first think about the right spellings of the word.
The word apologize originated from late 16th century (in the sense ‘make a defensive argument’): from Greek apologizesthai ‘give an account’, from apologos . In English the verb has always been used as if it were a direct derivative of apology.
Apologize as a verb:
Apologize is used as a verb in English language where it means express regret for something that one has done wrong. The word has various synonyms like say sorry, express regret, be apologetic, make an apology, ask forgiveness, beg (someone's) forgiveness, ask for pardon, beg or pardon.
When to use apologise:
Apologise is the British variant. Even in the British English speaking community, however, it is still not universally accepted, as apologize is older and had been considered standard for a long time.
When to use apologize:
Apologize or apologise:
Apologize is the preferred spelling in American and Canadian English, and apologise is preferred in varieties of English from outside North America. This is the case despite the fact that apologize is the original form and was once standard even in British English (and is still used by some British publishers). Many people have trouble choosing apologize or apologise in their writing. If your spell checker doesn’t help you, you can always remember that apologize and Arizona are both words that contain a Z, as well as both being words that are commonly used in America.