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Jun 12 2009   3:57PM GMT

Which is correct — guage or gauge?



Posted by: Ivy Wigmore
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Business writing
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commonly misspelled words
gauge or guage
Quiz
typing Which is correct?
A beta release allows developers to _____ the quality of a product before general release.
a. gauge
b. guage

Answer: a.

Explanation: To gauge, in this context, is to determine. There’s no such word as guage.

However, gage is a valid alternative American spelling. AskOxford.uk offers more information about spelling, misspelling and UK-US variations.

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