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AMERICAN ENGLISH OR BRITISH ENGLISH?

BY: AliReza Mehri

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American English or British English?? It’s a question that might have popped into your mind quite a few times! The difference, some claim, emerges when it comes to pronunciation and spelling. However, there are other slight differences as well. These differences cover many fields such as vocabulary, grammar, spelling, idioms, and some items of their ilk. For instance, there’s a world of difference between using the word “Vest” in American English and British English. The most crucial thing to keep in mind is that even the natives, whether American or British, hold conversations and understand each other perfectly well. Also, keep this in mind that British English is not a new language to learn. You already know a new language! But it’s best to be able to differentiate between these two varieties of English and use the right word or expression at the right time, isn’t it??

Here, we help you cover a number of common words, expressions, grammar rules, and idioms that are slightly or widely different in British English and American English. Hope to find it useful.

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1- Grammar

Here are examples of the most important differences in both grammar rules and some expressions used with prepositions, as well. Click Here to see the full table.

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2- Vocabulary

There are a great many number of differences. Sometimes the same word has different meanings (BrE mad= crazy; AmE mad= angry). And very often, different words are used for the same idea (BrE lorry = AmE truck). Here are some examples. Click HERE to see the full table.

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3- Spelling

A number of words end in –or in American English and –our in British English (e.g. color/colour). Some words end in –er in American English and in –re in British English (e.g. center/centre). Many verbs which end in –ize in American English (e.g. realize) are usually spelt in British English with –ise.

HERE are some of the commonest words with different forms.