MattHall
Joined: Nov 2021

Editorial »

MattHall   Junior Editor

A proud member of STANDS4's vibrant and growing community of passionate editors.

Latest Entries: 0 total

There are currently no submitted entries

Latest Comments: 1 total

Grammar.com
Words such as humour, colour, labour etc. are always spelled with the u in English except in America. How this came about is unclear as they usually derive from Latin where they do not have the u. Other European languages (such as Spanish) use some of these words, also without the u.
Oddly the u gets dropped in certain derived words such as humorous, coloration, laboratory in the British spelling.
Perhaps the u was added for some reason after the American colonies rebelled?? It is baffling
 

9 months ago

View

We need you!

Help us build the largest grammar articles collection on the web!

Improve your writing now:

Download Grammar eBooks

It’s now more important than ever to develop a powerful writing style. After all, most communication takes place in reports, emails, and instant messages.



Browse Grammar.com