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    British English

    Hi everyone!
    I always find difficult to find words or expressions that native British people use. American, Australian and British vocabulary is mixed up and it is hard to detect which is the English one. Let me give you an example:
    ditch school/class or skip school/class or cut school/class
    skive off or buck off school/class
    play truant or paly hooky
    Can you please tell me which of these expressions are British?
    Thank you very much.

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    Re: British English

    Welcome to UsingEnglish, tabby tomcat.

    Have you checked a dictionary? Take a look at definition #3 here and #22 here.
    I am not a teacher.

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    Re: British English

    Quote Originally Posted by Chicken Sandwich View Post
    Welcome to UsingEnglish, tabby tomcat.

    Have you checked a dictionary? Take a look at definition #3 here and #22 here.
    Yes I checked dictionaries but they don't give the same answers. In the Longman dictionary I've got, the expression "skip class" is considered American and "ditch school" is British. There are many misprinting unfortunately and to be sure it is better to ask a native British speaker. That's why I am here. Anyway thank you for your kind answer.

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