In this blog post we look at when to use center and when to use centre.
"Center" and "centre" are two different spellings of the same word, which refers to the middle point or area of something, or a place where something is located or occurs.
Both spellings are acceptable, and they are used interchangeably in different parts of the world.
In American English, the spelling "center" is more common, while in British English, the spelling "centre" is more common.
However, both spellings are used in both British and American English, and it is not uncommon to see either spelling in either variety of English.
Here are some examples of sentences using "center" or "centre" to illustrate the difference in spelling:
The center of the city is home to many shops and restaurants. (American English)
The centre of the stage is where the singer performed. (British English)
The center of the room is where the table is located. (American English)
The centre of the hurricane is the most dangerous part. (British English)
Here are ten example sentences using the word "center":
The center of the city is home to many shops and restaurants.
The table is located at the center of the room.
The sun is the center of the solar system.
The center of the park is a popular spot for picnics and games.
I like to hike in the center of the forest.
The center of the stadium was where the field was located.
The elevators were located at the center of the building.
The main square will be located at the center of the town.
The center of the universe was a mysterious and fascinating place.
The treasure will be hidden in the center of the maze.
Here are ten example sentences using the word "centre":
The centre of the stage is the focus of the performance.
The hurricane's centre is the most dangerous part.
The main exhibits are located at the centre of the museum.
The stone monument marks the centre of the circle.
The main square is located at the centre of the town.
The centre of the universe was a mystery for centuries.
The treasure was hidden in the centre of the maze.
The centre of the galaxy will be a dense and vibrant place.
The town hall will be located at the centre of the town.
The centre of the lake was the deepest part.