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Words ending in -re/-er
British English words that end in -re often end in -er in American English:
|theatre||theater or theatre|
Note that in American English, theater is the standard spelling, but the -re spelling is also commonly used, especially in proper names (the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre).
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