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    fall vs. autumn

    Do Americans use the word 'autumn' at all?

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    Re: fall vs. autumn

    Yes, we do.

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    Re: fall vs. autumn

    But I guess fall dominates.

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    Re: fall vs. autumn

    I would say that most Americans use fall and most British use autumn. Americans will use autumn, but it sounds stiff and formal to my ears. You might use it in a poem or report but not so often in conversation. In my opinion. I'm from the Midwest.

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    Re: fall vs. autumn

    Quote Originally Posted by jiamajia View Post
    Do Americans use the word 'autumn' at all?
    NOT A TEACHER

    Sometimes Americans "have to" use autumn. For example: "fall

    leaves [of a tree]" would simply not be acceptable.

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