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sandcastle versus sand castle
« on: December 24, 2020, 04:25:11 AM »
The other day sandcastle was the seed word. I would spell it as two words. Despite the observation that American English is more likely to combine separate words into a compound word, it appears in this case British English has a strong preference for a single compound word whereas American English has a slight preference for two separate words.