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 American and British English differences   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
British English is the form of English used in across the United Kingdom and its former colonies in the British Empire, most notably in much of Africa (including South Africa and Egypt), the Subcontinent (Pakistan and India), Australia and New Zealand, and portions of Southeast Asia (Myanmar, Singapore), as well as Hong Kong.
English is one of the official languages of the European Union, and the form used within the EU follows usage in the United Kingdom and Ireland.
In particular, many Americans have lost the distinction between the vowels of awl and all, as well as caught and cot, the so-called cot-caught merger tending to pronounce all of these with something between a long form of the sound in cot and the "a" of father (those two sounds being distinct in British English).
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 American English
British usage is "meter" for a measuring device and "metre" for the unit of length.
American practice is fl for live, white for neutral and green for earth, although it is not normal for the cord from the outlet to the appliance to have colour coded wires.
British houses are usually numbered serially starting from one end of a road or street with even numbers on one side and odd numbers on the other side, however it is not uncommon to find them numbered sequentially up one side of the road and down the other.
www.scit.wlv.ac.uk /~jphb/american.html   (12175 words)

 American English   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
American English or U.S. English is the diverse form of the English language used mostly in the United States of America.
English words obsolete outside the US A number of words that originated in the English of the British Isles are still in everyday use in North America, but are no longer used in most varieties of British English.
Americans are likelier than Britons to name a stream whose breadth or volume is judged insufficient for it to be a river or a creek.
american-english.iqnaut.net   (4780 words)

 American and British English differences   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Northern Ireland are British English only in relation to the written form of the language, as the spoken varieties of these dialects (despite the name) are in no way sub-dialects of British English, although some features of Commonwealth English are inevitably used.
American Express, also prefer "cheque." However, the verbs in both the sense "verify" and the sense "stop", and the nouns corresponding to these, are check everywhere.
American English further allows other irregular verbs, such as thrive (throve–thriven) or sneak (snuck), which remain regular in Commonwealth English, and often mixes the preterite and past participle forms (spring–sprang (U.S. sprung)–sprung), sometimes forcing verbs such as shrink (shrank–shrunk) to have a further form, thus shrunk–shrunken.
cerezo.pntic.mec.es /~ffras/american_british.htm   (3613 words)

 American and British English differences - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
American English (AmE) is the form of English used in the United States.
British and American English are the reference norms for English as spoken, written, and taught in the rest of the world; for instance, the English-speaking members of the Commonwealth of Nations often (if not usually) closely follow British orthography, and many new Americanisms quickly become familiar outside of the United States.
American also informally uses got as a verb for these meanings, for example, "I got two cars," "I got to go"; but these are nonstandard and will be considered sloppy usage by most American speakers.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/American_and_British_English_differences   (9196 words)

 US 2 UK - differences between American and British culture, US and UK language
American English is spoken in the USA, Canada and many Pacific Rim countries where America has exerted an influence.
British English is spoken throughout the British Commonwealth of 54 countries, some of the most notable being the United Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand and South Africa, with Canada being the exception.
The driving section examines the differences in driving practices (including an explanation of why Commonwealth countries drive on the left) while the drinking and eating sections explain the very different etiquettes prevalent between the two cultures.
us2uk.tripod.com /index.html   (520 words)

 Spelling differences between British and American English
In British English, words that end in -l preceded by a vowel usually double the -l when a suffix is added, while in American English the letter is not doubled.
For example, both American and British English would use the word 'worked' for the past form of 'to work', and in American English it is common to hear the word 'knelt' as the past tense of 'to kneel'.
For spoken English, the differences are barely audible, so forge ahead and don't be too concerned with whether a word is spelled 'dwelled' or 'dwelt'.
www.gsu.edu /~wwwesl/egw/jones/differences.htm   (339 words)

 American and British English Differences -- Page 2   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
The spelling of some American words ending in "er" such as center are spelled with "re" such as "centre."
But beware of some French words that end in "re" that are the same in both British and American English.
One word that deletes the "o" and changes and the "re" is "manoeuvre" in British English and "maneuver" in American English.
www.paulnoll.com /China/Teach/English-differences-2.html   (152 words)

 One Stop English | Grammar reference: Other
More subtle are those few variations which, rather than being immediately obvious in vocabulary and spelling, are revealed in the different ways in which the two varieties choose grammatical forms.
In these articles we will explain some of these differences and explore what implications there are for teaching.
There are also some activities for teachers to use with their students on American and British English, as well as activities which explore varieties of language.
www.onestopenglish.com /section.asp?docid=144856   (159 words)

 FAST-US-1 American English First Papers   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Differences Between American and British English in Company Correspondence (Aitonurmi, 1999)
Differences in the Usage of Culinary Terms Between American and British English (Brown, 2000)
Differences in the Pronunciation of American English and "Received Pronunciation" (Siurua, 2002)
www.uta.fi /FAST/US1/P1/USGB   (132 words)

 Dictionary | English | American ⇔ British | Lexicon
British translation guide, includes links to all other sources.">
C accent which is the inevitable assimilation by Standard English of the Cockney accent, in the London and surrounding (Kent and Thames Estuary) areas, cf.
includes Britain, but most British consider themselves British, not European, see England.
www.peak.org /~jeremy/dictionary/dictionary/dictionary.php   (432 words)

 American and British English Differences -- Page 3   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
The use of articles is different in the two languages.
Many British words ending in "ize" also appear as ending as "ise."
Both are accepted as correct in British English while the "ize" is only acceptable in American English.
www.paulnoll.com /China/Teach/English-differences-3.html   (91 words)

 The Distinctive Vowel Sounds of British and American English
Here the vowels of American English are plotted according to the point of primary obstruction by the tongue in the articulation of the sound.
Here is another quadrilaterial with samples of British vowels as posted by Tony Robinson.
You may wish to compare Peter Ladefoged's contrasting sets of General American English vowels and BBC vowels
faculty.washington.edu /dillon/PhonResources/vowels.html   (146 words)

 E. L. Easton - British English
Grammar: Parts of Speech audio / English Space
Middle English Literature D. Cooper and C. Baugh
History of American and English Literature Cambridge Encyclopedia
eleaston.com /brit-eng.html   (53 words)

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