The Differences Between British English and American English
This is an ultimate guide to learn more about British English and American English. In this article, I will share my language learning thoughts and useful advice on how you can speak English like your native language.
Despite how much the United States and the United Kingdom have in common, their forms of the English language differ enough that a person from one country may not always understand what someone from the other is saying.
What is the Differences Between American and British English ?
First, give yourself a simple test. Which one would you prefer ? (In your daily conversation)
I want to eat some chips.
I want to eat some fries.
They are both correct but different styles when it comes to the comparison of American English and British English. The meaning of words are definitely the same but can also be different as the divergence of British English has retained the spelling of words it has absorbed from other languages such as French and German.
Here are some examples,
Kindergarten -is actually one of the German loanwords. It refers to an actual garden for children. Interesting right ?
Wanderlust - a combination of German words wandern (to hike) and lust haben (to feel like)
There are several spelling distinctions between British and American English.
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