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WHAT IS the difference between aging and ageing?

By Mrs.Padmini,Michigan,USA(04.12.2006).

As far as the meaning is concerned there is no difference. Both refer to the process of growing old. The British spell the word
ageing, while the Americans and the Australians tend to spell it aging. The two words are pronounced the same way. Indians also spell the word with the e. Everything depends upon the context in which you use this word.But either way, both the spellings are treated as correct ones. Only the people make the difference as per their preferences. Both words ageing and aging are correct.

• No one recognised the ageing/aging movie star.

• The company would like to get rid of some of the aging/ageing machinery.


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