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Words ending in -ogue/-og
Some nouns that end with -ogue in British English end with either -ogor -ogue in American English:
|analogue||analog or analogue|
|catalogue||catalog or catalogue|
|dialogue||dialog or dialogue|
Note that in American English, the distinctions here are somewhat fuzzy. The spelling analogue is acceptable but uncommon in American English; catalog has become the US norm, but catalogue is not uncommon; dialogue continues to be preferred over dialog.
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