Grammar - is it gray or grey?

Both words are in the English dictionary.


Gray is American English and is preferred in the US.

Grey is British English and is preferred in the UK and Europe.


Modern Web browsers (those that are CSS3 compliant) recognize 'gray' and 'grey', although the former is preferred. Each displays the RGB color 211,211,211.


This is the Web color: Gray

  style="background:gray"

This is the Web color: Grey

  style="background:grey"

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