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    Oxidation (and also oxidization) is what my dictionary carries. That must be right because in Italian is ossidazione, the formation of an ossido an oxyde a compound containing oxygen. When something already underwent the chemical process, you say it is oxidized.

    Forming oxidization from oxidized sounds a bit clumsy, a bit like saying "the developization of a roll of film" re-forming the noun from the past participle of the connected verb. So Oxidation is the way to go, and in any case it sounds better
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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve Smith View Post
    I understand the logic behind a lot of the American modifications of English words but I think reducing oxidisation to oxidation is a strange one.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Diapositivo View Post
    Forming oxidization from oxidized sounds a bit clumsy, a bit like saying "the developization of a roll of film"
    It doesn't because ize is not in develop but ise is in oxidise.

    And oxidise sounds better.... especially with an English accent!

    EDIT: And you Americans have the strange word burglarized or burglarization. A reverse case of adding an ize where one was not required (we say burgled instead of burglarized).

    Oh yes, to get back on topic, this is a free stuff thread. Post your sentences here and I will criticise (or criticize) them free of charge!!


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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve Smith View Post
    It doesn't because ize is not in develop but ise is in oxidise.

    And oxidise sounds better.... especially with an English accent!

    EDIT: And you Americans have the strange word burglarized or burglarization. A reverse case of adding an ize where one was not required (we say burgled instead of burglarized).

    Oh yes, to get back on topic, this is a free stuff thread. Post your sentences here and I will criticise (or criticize) them free of charge!!


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    Don't you mean "burglariSed".
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rick A View Post
    Don't you mean "burglariSed".
    No. I wrote it so you Americans would understand it. And it's an American only word so there isn't a version with an 's' in it!


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    Quote Originally Posted by Rick A View Post
    Don't you mean "burglariSed".


    what's up with galoer? is it a jailer or a gallower?

    and the be clear...
    I was burgled.
    My house was burglarized.
    I felt has if I was experiencing a burglarmation(burglarization) while(whilst) the cop(bobby) was asking me severe questions(interviewed) while stripping the film out of my camera.
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    Is this a free stuff thread or is it a free spelling lessons thread?

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    Quote Originally Posted by altair View Post
    Is this a free stuff thread or is it a free spelling lessons thread?
    This is a side topic to clear up the 'separation by a common language'. The Grammar lessons are free.
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    Quote Originally Posted by michaelbsc View Post
    We don't need no stinkin' logic. We got lazy (or is it lasy) on our side!

    I'd prefer to think of it as more economical. We are saving letters and syllables for future generations to use.



 

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