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I find this interesting. Has anyone ever thought about centre as the noun spelling like the centre of a circle as a thing? Whereas center is a verb like to center the pin in the hole is the act of centering. I agree that both can work for both meanings and it's just a difference in american/canadian spellings. I do not agree, however, that metre can be spelled meter when referring to the unit of measurement as this is wrong. Meter is the measuring instrument and also a verb like to meter something is like measuring something, I feel it is improper to mix the spellings up on these.
Toggle Commented Apr 12, 2010 on Center or Centre? at Ask the English Teacher
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