Alessandra
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IELTS :S I am trying the IELTS in few days and I wrote yogurt instead of yoghurt as an Italian person I would never add an h in this word is it a mistake? IELTS Corrector opinion real welcome, as well as correction to my typos, thanks
Jul 7, 2015 7:42 PM
Answers · 2
It's fine. Don't worry about it. You can write either 'Yogurt' or 'Yoghurt'. It really doesn't matter. This is a fairly new loan word which wasn't originally an English word, so there are different ways of spelling it. There are even different ways of saying it, too. Also, you needn't worry too much about minor spelling errors in the IELTS exam. Providing there aren't too many and they don't impede comprehension, you're unlikely to lose marks. I'm an IELTS examiner, by the way.
July 7, 2015
Yogurt is the preferred spelling in North America and Canada. Yoghurt is popular outside these countries.
July 7, 2015
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