Zakria
what is the difference between English in usa and England???
Jul 9, 2015 8:48 AM
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Yes, as the previous answer said, there are not many differences in standard speech and grammar; in other words the way and American speaks English would not be considered incorrect in England and vice versa. The differences do you tend to be mostly with the spelling and with the usage of some words. In other words the way an American speaks English would not be considered incorrect in England and vice versa. The differences tend to be mostly with the spelling and with the usage of some words. So while Americans wear a "sweater" the British wear a "jumper." Americans eat "potato chips" and the British eat "crisps." On a crowded train an American would "step on" your foot, but an English person would "stand on" your foot. These differences may cause some misunderstandings but otherwise it is the same language, other than the accent of course.
July 9, 2015
There is not a huge difference between US English and 'English' English. I think the main differences are in spelling. For instance, words that end in 'sation' are spelled 'zation' in US English, e.g. organisation and organization. I also know Americans' spell 'colour' without the 'u' ('color') and they refer to aluminium as aluminum. Colloquial English in England also has some quirks such as saying 'I was stood there' as opposed to 'I was standing there', which is not found in the USA. Sorry I hope this helped, I am not aware of any huge differences!
July 9, 2015
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