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Differences:
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

Editor: Edward Olson
with some additions from Grey Wolf and the editors of the Lexicon

This page indicates all the differences found between the US and UK versions of the text of Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire. Some differences appear in all the books (e.g. Minister of Magic/Minister for Magic) and these are listed on a separate page. If you spot a difference that we didn't note, please email us.
 
pp. U.K. Edition U.S. Edition pp.
11 windows either side of the windows on either side of the 6
15 (Peter says) if I curse if I murder 10
15 (V says) one more obstacle removed. one more death 10
16 (V says) One more curse... One more murder... 12
59 Bulgaria have got Bulgaria has got 63
59 'I wish England had got through. "I wish England had got through, though." 63
59 'What happened?' said Harry eagerly, regretting more than ever his isolation from the wizarding world when he was stuck on Privet Drive. Harry was passionate about Quidditch. He had played as Seeker on the Gryffindor house Quidditch team ever since his first year at Hogwarts and owned a Firebolt, one of the best racing brooms in the world. 'Went down to Transyvania, three hundred and ninety to ten,' said Charlie gloomily. 'Shocking performance. And Wales lost to Uganda, and Scotland were slaughtered by Luxembourg.' "What happened?" said Harry eagerly, regretting more than ever his isolation from the wizarding world when he was stuck on Privet Drive. "Went down to Transyvania, three hundred and ninety to ten," said Charlie gloomily. "Shocking performance. And Wales lost to Uganda, and Scotland was slaughtered by Luxembourg." Harry had been on the Gryffindor House Quidditch team ever since his first year at Hogwarts and owned one of the best racing brooms in the world, a Firebolt. Flying came more naturally to Harry than anything else in the magical world, and he played in the position of Seeker on the Gryffindor House team. 63
60 they had their pudding (home-made strawberry ice-cream), they had their homemade strawberry ice cream, 63
63 Harry knew that Apparating was very difficult; it meant disappearing from one place and re-appearing almost instantly in another Harry knew that Apparating meant disappearing from one place and reappearing almost instantly in another, but had never known any Hogwarts student to do it, and understood that it was very difficult. 66
63 got your test passed your test 66
98 prevent them using prevent them from using 108
133 matron nurse 149
135 also 'lost,' also "travelling," "lost," 151
135 pointing at pointing to 151
139 sorting them into two. sorting them into two piles. 156
215 On excellent form In excellent form 244
223 puddings desserts 253
228 at weekends on weekends 258
231 'What's she like?' "What is it with her?" 262
284 for one o'clock by one o'clock 324
336 'Now Potter. "Now that Potter. 385
353 brace braces 405
427 to bursting point to the bursting point 492
444 entitled HARRY POTTER'S SECRET HEARTACHE: entitled: Harry Potter' Secret Heartache 511
450 preventing Snape slipping away preventing Snape from slipping away 518
478 twenty-foot-high twenty feet high 551
499 Impediment Jinx Impediment Curse 574
534 revision research 615
539 on eighty-five points with eighty-five points 621
583 prise pry 671
613 "Forgive me, Dumbledore but I've heard of a curse scar acting as an alarm bell before..." "Forgive me, Dumbledore but I've never heard of a curse scar acting as an alarm bell before..."
NOTE: This difference has since been corrected; the UK version was in error.
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623 biscuits cookies 718

© 2001 Edward Olson and the Harry Potter Lexicon, used by permission