what's the difference between British English and American English?
Jun 1, 2010 3:24 PM
Answers · 7
uffff.. Prepositions * American English - on the weekend British English - at the weekend * American English - on a team British English - in a team * American English - please write me soon British English - please write to me soon Past Simple/Past Participles Burn Burnt OR burned Dream dreamt OR dreamed Lean leant OR leaned Learn learnt OR learned Smell smelt OR smelled Spell spelt OR spelled Spill spilt OR spilled Spoil spoilt OR spoiled Spelling Words ending in -or (American) -our (British) color, colour, humor, humour, flavor, flavour etc. Words ending in -ize (American) -ise (British) recognize, recognise, patronize, patronise etc.
June 1, 2010
British English is English, American English is English done very badly.
June 22, 2012
Allison's answer must have taken some time to type and her answer was very thorough and complete. Jura's recommended website is a very good list of British vs American English vocabulary. Here is a link to a simple list of commonly used terms:
June 2, 2010
Here's a good site that has listings for both dialects:
June 1, 2010
I just know : British english: tomato: /tə'meitəu/ American english: tomato: /tə'mɑ:təu/ ???
June 1, 2010
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