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    Question English

    Hello Hello,
    What are the differences between America English and British English?

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    Re: English

    American English (or AmE) and British English (BrE) have differences in spelling, pronunciation and choice of words (and in many other areas; the further you go into idioms, the more the differences)

    Some examples of differences in spelling:
    AmE:
    harbor
    neighbor
    color
    traveling

    BrE:
    harbour
    neighbour
    colour
    travelling

    Examples of differences in word choice:

    AmE:
    cookie
    stroller

    BrE:
    biscuit
    pram

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    Re: English

    Quote Originally Posted by kahhong View Post
    Hello Hello,
    What are the differences between America English and British English?
    When I first started on Internet English forums, I was under the impression that the differences were few and minor. After many years, I have learned that the differences would fill a book. Most are minor, so we can still communicate relatively well.

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    Re: English

    This site has some of the very basic differences between the two versions of English. Luckily, despite the differences, a Yank can still usually make himself be understood in England:

    "I've put your suitcases in the boot, sir."
    "What? I'm not wearing boots?!"
    "The compartment in the back of the car."
    "Oh, you mean the trunk!"


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    Re: English

    Quote Originally Posted by Ouisch View Post
    This site has some of the very basic differences between the two versions of English. Luckily, despite the differences, a Yank can still usually make himself be understood in England:

    "I've put your suitcases in the boot, sir."
    "What? I'm not wearing boots?!"
    "The compartment in the back of the car."
    "Oh, you mean the trunk!"

    Exactly!

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