Guard (spelling)

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This is one of the 117 mis-spellings listed as 'Common difficulties' in the section on 'Spelling' within 'Writing' in UEfAP.

The word guard, which may be either a noun or a verb, is spelled with a '-u-' after the 'g-'. This is true of all inflections and derivatives, such as guarded, guarding, vanguard and rearguard.

For some explanation, see Ward (meaning), or a page to which it will direct you, Gu-.