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Jagadeesh Bangalore
Posted: Friday, August 15, 2014 7:44:58 AM

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Learned literarians,

while creating a document I came across two variants of the verb - Manoeuvre & Manoeuver. I would appreciate if some of you can enlighten me about, which of the two variants is most commonly and colloquially used? Think

Thanks in advance

thar
Posted: Friday, August 15, 2014 7:54:56 AM

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Normally, the -re version is British English - theatre, centre, metre ( for unit of length) manoeuvre, etc.

The -re version is the US English version - theater, center, meter (unit of length), and manoeuver.


So use whichever is the style of English you wish to work with.
The Singing Gardener
Posted: Friday, August 15, 2014 9:47:03 AM

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The learned literarian Thar wrote:

Normally, the -re version is British English - theatre, centre, metre ( for unit of length) manoeuvre, etc.

The -re version is the US English version - theater, center, meter (unit of length), and manoeuver.


So use whichever is the style of English you wish to work with.


How kind to entertain us with a game of 'spot the deliberate mistake' Angel
thar
Posted: Friday, August 15, 2014 10:05:34 AM

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Oops, if you mean the alternatives of -re or -re. Yes, I meant -er Silenced

Yes, just my way of halting the threat Websterism to the proud linguistic traditions of the Indian subcontinent. (I have no idea what the accepted Indian English spelling is. I suspect it was sourced from the British, but I suppose it might have changed, or be changing.)

If it is something else... well, that was deliberate too.Whistle
Angus
Posted: Friday, August 15, 2014 10:52:25 AM
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While the standard British spelling is manoeuvre, in the US it is maneuver, dropping an o as well as ending in er rather than re. This leads me to suspect that 'manoeuver' may be a variant local to India.
Jagadeesh Bangalore
Posted: Tuesday, August 19, 2014 4:02:11 AM

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Thank you all! Especially 'Thar' for detailing Applause ; & 'The Singing Gardener' for spotting the
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game of 'spot the deliberate mistake'
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