British English and American English: 20 Major Differences

January 19, 2018
19 January 2018,
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The main difference between British English and American English is vocabulary.  It is said that there is an old saying that Britain and America are “2 nations divided by a common language” although it is not known who said this quote.  Americans and English both understand what is being said whether British English or American English is being spoken.  Here […]


Words that American English Speakers Pronounce Differently than the Rest of the World

August 14, 2017
14 August 2017,
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There are big differences between the way American English speakers pronounce words compared to either Britain or Australia speakers – all of which are English-speaking countries.  If you learnt English at school as a second language you probably will have been taught British English.  General English pronunciation is used the most on American major television programs and is more commonly […]


American English vs British English: 10 Spelling Differences that are Confusing to English Students

May 19, 2017
19 May 2017,
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The differences between American English and British English cause confusion among many English learners. Not only do these two versions of English have different words that mean the same thing, they also spell the same words differently. That’s right, how you spell a word may just depend on if you learned American English or British English. Keep in mind that […]


American English and British English : 25 Key Differences You Should Know

April 28, 2017
28 April 2017,
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And just when you thought English couldn’t get anymore confusing, you learn that American English and British English use different words that mean the same thing. If you have an American English conversation partner, you probably learned an American vocabulary. However, if you had an English conversation partner from Britain, chances are you learned a British vocabulary. In fact, due […]


British English vs. American English: A Guide For English Learners

September 8, 2016
8 September 2016,
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Languages are living things: they change and grow over time. As they spread from place to place, you begin to see variations among regional groups. Let’s examine some of the differences between British English vs. American English. British English vs. American English: What ESL Students Need to Know Spelling differences Some words that end in the letters –or in American English […]