Question: Why do the English spell “Center” as “Centre”?..
Answer: Because that is how the English spell it, in the English language.
The Americans chose to change their spelling of various words many years ago, to form their own American language, and to be different to the English.
- Center is the correct spelling for Americans.
- Centre is the correct spelling for the English.
When Noah Webster (1758 – 1843) was a teacher, he felt that they were using poor and unsatisfactory textbooks that came from England. He thought that Americans should learn from American books, and began to change spellings of some English words to an American way.
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