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    Default Do you agree with this list?

    I have 3 questions, please.

    1- Do you agree with this list?
    2- Does that mean the American speakers don't use the British vocabulary and vice versa
    3- Is there an approximate number of the words that not same in both AmE and BrE

    (BrE left/ AmE right)

    BrE & AmE vocabulary list
    1- colour _____________ color
    2- centre _____________ center
    3- traveller_____________traveler
    4- flat _____________apartment
    5- anywhere _____________anyplace
    6- luggage _____________baggage
    7- pram _____________carriage
    8- friend_____________buddy
    9- wallet_____________billfold
    10- taxi_____________cab
    11- tin_____________can
    12- phone me_____________call me
    13- sweets_____________candy
    14- cupboard_____________closet
    15- mad_____________crazy
    16- lift_____________elevator
    17- rubber_____________eraser
    18- autumn_____________fall
    19- petrol_____________gas
    20- main road_____________highway
    21- prison_____________jail
    22- toilet_____________bathroom
    23- post_____________mail
    24- maths_____________math
    25- state school_____________public school
    26- holiday _____________vacation
    27- film _____________movie
    28- lorry _____________truck
    29-aeroplane _____________airplane
    30- trousers _____________pants






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    Default Re: Do you agree with this list?

    If you try to include simple spelling differences, the list would much, much longer. Many words with OU just have O in the American spelling, there are some double-consonant differences, and some Z and S differences.

    For the vocabulary differences, as an American, I use the blue version except as noted below.
    5- anywhere _____________anyplace - equally likely
    6- luggage _____________baggage - more likely to use "luggage"
    8- friend_____________buddy - unlikely to use "buddy"
    9- wallet_____________billfold - I never "billfold"
    10- taxi_____________cab - equally likely
    18- autumn_____________fall - both
    21- prison_____________jail - these are different things
    27- film _____________movie - both
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    Default Re: Do you agree with this list?

    Click here to read more:

    British English/American English Vocabulary

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    Default Re: Do you agree with this list?

    Thank you both.

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