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Oct 11 2012   8:14PM GMT

“Sceptical” or “skeptical”?



Posted by: Ivy Wigmore
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spelling
US vs. UK spelling

Which is correct?
Responding to rumors that attackers were planning a massive cyber attack, security experts remained ________ of the potential of such an attack to cripple the Internet.
a. skeptical
b. sceptical


Answer: a., in the United States

Explanation:
“Skeptical” and “sceptical” are both correct but the first spelling is standard in the United States and the second is standard in the United Kingdom.

Grammarist provides examples from various countries.

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