Both ‘favorite‘ or ‘favourite‘ have the same meaning, but ‘favourite‘ is used in British English, Australian English, New Zealand English and Canadian English whereas ‘favorite‘ is used in American English.
If for Americans, use -ize and remember to change all the -our endings into -or.
If for British readers, use -ise or -ize.
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If you are satisfied, you can say:
I am happy with my car.
On the other hand, if you want to express that someone is (not) pleased by some news, you can use “happy about”:
The prime minister is not happy about the recent critical report.
The word Australia when referred to informally with its first three letters becomes Aus. When Aus or Aussie, the short form for an Australian, is pronounced for fun with a hissing sound at the end, it sounds as though the word being pronounced has the spelling Oz. Hence Australia in informal language is referred to as Oz. The noun Oz is also used to refer to an unreal, magical place, and this usage had its origins in the fantasy novel The wonderful world of Oz written in 1900 by L Frank Baum.
- I’m trying to learn Japanese but it’s very difficult.
Try + to + infinitive means that something is difficult and you make an attempt to do it.
- Have you tried using butter instead of oil?
Try + ‘ing’ means make an experiment. It’s not difficult – it might work, it might not.
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Analyse: British and Australian