1 vacancies, 2 trainees, 3 skis, 4 surveys, 5 inquiries, 6 bikinis, 7 cargoes, 8 potatoes, 9 bonuses, 10 discos, 11 euros, 12 sumbrellas, 13 MPs, 14 CEOs, 15 ASCs, 16 buses.
1 enjoyed, 2 prohibited, 3 developed, 4 inherited, 5 permitted, 6 applied, 7 succeeded, 8 relied, 9 travelled, 10 controlled, 11 delayed, 12 obeyed
C 1 tomatoes, 2 cancelled, 3 employees, 4 teaching practice, 5 theatre, 6 labour, 7 traveller, 8 photos, 9 cameras, 10 careful, 11 tyre, 12 whisky
1 Great Britain, 2 South Africa, 3 North America
1 practise, 2 correct, 3 advertise, 4 improvise, 5 correct, 6 advised
1 Monday : Days of the week begin with a capital letter. 20.30: A full stop is used to separate units of time.
2 discos: The plural of nouns is regularly formed by adding -s. So do not use ’s when the noun ends in a vowel.
3 carried: When a word ends in a consonant + y, the y changes into ie.
4 favourite colour: The American English spelling is ‘favorite / color’. Words ending in -our in British English end in -or in AE.
5 stayed: When a word ends in a consonant + y, the y changes into ie. There is no change when y is preceded by a vowel. New Zealand: No hyphen is used in geographical names.
6 30,000: English uses a comma to separate thousands.
7 successful: Full is written with double l but the suffix (achtervoegsel) ful has only one l. than: Than is used after a comparative (vergrotende trap); then is used in the meaning of toen.
8 subsidiaries: When a word ends in a consonant + y, the y changes into ie.
9 until: Till is spelled with double l, but until has only one l. May: Months begin with a capital letter.
10 useful: Full is written with double l but the suffix (achtervoegsel) ful has only one l. program: In BE program is only used in computer program. In other cases programme is used (TV programme).
11 2.5: English uses a full stop (pronounced as ‘point’) before decimals, whereas Dutch uses a comma.
12 developing: A final consonant is doubled when it is preceded by one stressed vowel letter; in ‘develop’ the stress is on the second syllable.
13 practise: In BE the verb is practise whereas in AE it is spelled practice.
14 CDs, DVDs: the plural of abbreviations is formed by adding s (not ‘s).
1 criticised / criticized; potatoes, 2 prohibited, 3 referees, 4 dialling, 5 flies; favourite