What are the most relevant differences between British and American English?
For some words, British and American spellings are different. For example, color(American),colour(British). Mostly, words ending with -se in British ends with -ze in American ; -l in British ends with - ll in American and so on. Other examples are: British - American
- re - er
- ogue - og
- que - ck or -k
etc. There are many words with differences in spellings.
Like simichacko says we do spell words slightly differently here in the UK; but we also call certain things by a different name, e.g:
Trunk (Car)= Boot
and so on...
by Debby Bruck 6 years ago
Explain the differences between British English and American English?What are the most obvious differences between British English and American English that stand out to you? How do you respond to the different spellings in print, the accents, and the idioms or terms to describe common ideas and...
by Ness 5 years ago
Do you write your hubs in British English or American English?Being from Australia, generally I only write in the British English way, but do other hubbers who were taught in the British English way ever change their spelling to the American English way? Since most of my traffic comes from...
by Baileybear 7 years ago
I raise this question after reading an informative hub on keyword searches. I asked the writer if she uses American spelling if gets more hits, even though from UK and she said yes, as well as using American terms. Will the English language ever be standardised? (swap the s for a...
by accofranco 9 years ago
British English and American English, which is more appropriate? For instance, an Englishman spells metre as "metre" while an American spells it as "meter".And often my pc's spell check marks it incorrect when i spell it as "metre",is this right? Please i want to know...
by Corey 4 years ago
What words do we use in the United States that are spelled differently from words used in the UK?Besides spelling differences, are there words that we use differently or have a different context compared to words here in the States?
by samanthamayer 6 years ago
Do you write your hubs in American English or English English?My computer has auto-correct for American English so that's what I use! But I was just curious as to the proportion of people that used American English as opposed to English English.
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