Differences between american english and british english
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- DIFFERENCES IN SPELLING
- DIFFERENCE IN GRAMMAR
- VERBS IRREGULAR REGULAR
- DIFFERENCES IN PRONUNCIATION
DIFFERENCES BETWEEN AMERICAN ENGLISH AND BRITISH ENGLISH
"England and America are two countries separated by a common language."
(George Bernard Shaw, Irish writer, Nobel Prize in Literature, 1856-1950)
MAIN INFLUENCES ON THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE
55 BC - 449 AD
450 - 1066
1476 - 1782
1828 - 1928
so some contrasts are disappearing
ENGLISH EVOLUTION AND CONTRASTS
British English (BrE) is the form of English used in the United Kingdom, and includes all English dialects used within the United Kingdom.
American English (AmE)
is the form of English used in the United States, and includes all English dialects used within the United States.
British and American English are reference norms for English in the rest of the world
BRITISH HEGEMONY AND
An American Dictionary of the English Language
BRITISH AND AMERICAN
DIFFERENCES OF VOCABULARY
sweet (s) candy (ies)
biscuit (s) cookie (s)
DIFFERENCES IN SPELLING
OTHER WORD-SPECIFIC DIFFERENCES
DIFFERENCE IN GRAMMAR
In British English it is used to talk about past actions that have an effect in the present
I have lost my key. Can you help me look for it?
In American English past simple and present perfect are used in the same situations
PRESENT PERFECT X SIMPLE PAST AND ADVERBS ALREADY, JUST, YET
American English: simple past and present perfect
Have x Have got
have got or have
only have can be used in questions and negative sentences
The past participle of the verb get is gotten in American English
In informal American English the adverb form ending in -ly is often not used
Shall is not used instead of will in American English for the first person singular of the future
He looked at me really strangely.
I will be here tomorrow
VERBS IRREGULAR REGULAR
DIFFERENCES IN PRONUNCIATION
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