Words ending in -er/-re

American English words that end in -er often end in -re in British English:

US British
center centre
fiber fibre
liter litre
meter metre
theater or theatre theatre

Note that in American English, theater is the standard spelling, but the -re spelling is also commonly used, especially in proper names (the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre).

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