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Whats the major difference between American and British English? Its just the accent or its the usage of words? could you give me some examples?
Feb 2, 2011 4:30 AM
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The major difference is: 1. American English is spoken by Americans. 2. British English is spoken by the British.
February 2, 2011
American English differs from British English not only in pronunciation but also in vocabulary, spelling and grammar. Vocabulary: AE BE bus coach rairoad railway sidewalk pavement apartment flat fall autumn Grammar: In AE the simple past can be used with "already", "just" and "yet". In BE the present perfect is used. In AE the past participle of "get" is "gotten". "Shall" is not used instead of "will" in AE for the first person singular of the future.
February 2, 2011
American and British English pronunciation differences: American and British English differences: List of British words not widely used in the United States: List of American words not widely used in the United Kingdom: List of words having different meanings in British and American English: http://en.wikipedia.or /wiki/List_of_words_having_different_meanings_in_British_and_American_English Spelling differences between American and British English:
February 3, 2011
i just wanted to know more about it...thanks anyway :)
February 2, 2011
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