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