Use these weird tricks to remember which words are American English and which are British English. Linguists HATE them!
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"Learned" is American English, "learnt" is British English.
Mnemonic: Englishmen like to drink tea, so the word ends in a t.
Source of the mnemonic: Learned or Learnt? on Grammarly
Many words end in "-er" in American English and in "-re" in British English.
|American English||British English|
|theater or theatre||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).
Source of the rule and the quote: Words ending in "-re" and "-er" on Lexico
Mnemonic: in Am-er-ican English, many words end in "-er."
Source of the mnemonic: me!