American english vs british english 1


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  • In British English, the boot of a car is the covered space, usually at the back, where you put things such as luggage or shopping......Is the boot open?........In American English, this part of a car is called the trunk. We put our bags in the trunk...... Wrong American English is not said trunk as boot which you specific in a picture.
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American english vs british english 1

  1. 1. American English vs. British English<br />
  2. 2. American English (AmE) - the form of English used in the United States. <br />It includes all English dialects used within the United States.<br />
  3. 3. British English (BrE) - the form of English used in the United Kingdom. <br />It includes all English dialects used within the United Kingdom<br />
  4. 4. Differences between the two include:<br />Pronunciation<br />Grammar<br />Vocabulary (lexis) <br />Spelling<br />Punctuation <br />Idioms<br />Formatting of dates <br />Numbers<br />
  5. 5. Differences in pronunciation between American English (AmE) and British English (BrE) can be divided into:<br />Differences in accent <br />Differences in the pronunciation of individual words in the lexicon<br />
  6. 6. Differences in Grammar<br />Use of the Present Perfect: <br />In British English it is used to talk about past actions that have an effect in the present<br />In American English past simple and present perfect are used in the same situations.<br />I have lost my pen. Can you borrow me yours? (BE)<br />I lost my pen. OR I have lost my pen. (AE)<br />
  7. 7. Other differences<br />Other differences include the use of: already, just and yet.<br />The British use the present perfect with these adverbs of indefinite time. <br />In American English simple past and present perfect are both possible.<br />
  8. 8. Examples:<br />Yet:<br />She hasn't come yet. (BE)<br />She hasn't come yet. OR She didn't come yet. (AE)<br />Already:<br />I have already seen this movie. (BE)<br />I have already seen this movie. OR I already saw this movie. (AE)<br />Just:<br />He has just gone home. (BE)<br />He just went home. OR He has just gone home. (AE)<br />
  9. 9. British English - American English Vocabulary<br />British English <br />American English<br />Biscuits <br />Block of flats <br />Bonnet (clothing)<br />Bonnet (car)<br />Boot <br />Car park<br />Chemist's shops<br />Chips<br />The cinema<br />Cookie<br />Apartment building<br />Hat<br />Hood<br />Trunk<br />Parking lot<br />Drugstore, pharmacy<br />Fries, French fries<br />The movies<br />
  10. 10. AmE: Cookie<br />BrE: Bisciuts <br />
  11. 11. BrE: Block of flats<br />AmE: Apartment biulding<br />
  12. 12. BrE: Bonnet<br />AmE: Hat<br />
  13. 13. BrE: Bonnet<br />AmE: Hood<br />
  14. 14. BrE: Boot<br />AmE: Trunk<br />
  15. 15. BrE: Car park<br />AmE: Parking lot<br />
  16. 16. BrE : Chemist’s shop<br />AmE : Drugstore,Pharmacy<br />
  17. 17. AmE : Fries, French Fries<br />BrE : Chips<br />
  18. 18. BrE : The cinema<br />AmE : The movies<br />
  19. 19. Spelling Differences <br />Many of these spelling differences result from French influence on English.<br />British English has a tendency to keep the spelling of many words of French origin. <br />Americans try to spell words more closely to the way they sound phonetically and they tend to omit some letters.<br />
  20. 20. Spelling Differences<br />British<br />American<br />Armour<br />Behaviour<br />Colour<br />Favourite<br />Flavour<br />Harbour<br />Honour<br />Humour<br />Armor<br />Behavior<br />Color<br />Favorite<br />Flavor<br />Harbor<br />Honor<br />Humor<br />
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  22. 22. THANK YOU!<br />
  23. 23. Prepared By: <br />Alba Hysi<br />Eva çota<br />