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Oct 11 2012   8:14PM GMT

“Sceptical” or “skeptical”?

Ivy Wigmore Ivy Wigmore Profile: Ivy Wigmore

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

“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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