American citizens changed their language at
The main difference is in phonetics.
the "a" in the word "ask" is pronounced like the a in "hat" in America but in the
Commonwealth the "a" in "ask" is pronounced more like the "a" in "car" or "park".
The same with "plaza", "task", "mask", "answer", "afternoon" and many others.
American do not pronounce the "g" in many words ending "ing“: Running - Runnin‘
U's in America are pronounced like a double o, while in the Commonwealth they
are pronounced like a "ew". Here are some examples: Stupid – stoopid – stewpid
Many people from Britain drop their r's at the end of words ending-ter, while ALSO
dropping the t. While Americans will fully pronounce the r (some might drop the
Some Commonwealthers add -r to words ending in an A. Like the British would
pronounce America like 'Americar' or Cuba like 'Cubar'. This is also prevalent in
many New Britain states (especially Massachusetts).
Next one is in spelling
check (money) cheque
By the way, the same word can have different meanings(Divergence)
And the same things can be called by
Changes in Grammar
British English: I will come home at the weekend.
American English: I will see her on the weekend.
BE: He studied history at university.
AE: She studied biology in college.
BE: Have you phoned her yet?
AE: Did you call her yet?
BE: Have you already been to the library?
AE: Did you already go to the bank?
BE: She can see a rainbow in the sky.
AE: She sees a rainbow in the sky.
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