Main difference between British and American English.
The main difference is that British English keeps the spelling of words it has absorbed from other languages , mainly French and German. Whilst American English spellings are based mostly on how the word sounds when it is spoken.
The lists below provide some examples of vocabulary differences between British English and American English. The words under the heading “British English’’ are used mainly in British English , the words under the heading “American English” are used mainly in American English.