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What is/are the major differences between the U.K English & U.S English?

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Asked by Gypsy, 07 Feb '13 10:38 am
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The three major differences between between American and British English are:

Pronunciation - differences in both vowel and consonants, as well as stress and intonation
Vocabulary - differences in nouns and verbs, especially phrasal verb usage
Spelling - differences are generally found in certain prefix and suffix forms

The most important rule of thumb is to try to be consistent in your usage. If you decide that you want to use American English spellings then be consistent in your spellings!!
Answered by dharamender nebhnani, 07 Feb '13 10:45 am

 
  
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Words ending in -or (American) -our (British) color, colour, humor, humour, flavor, flavour etc.
Words ending in -ize (American) -ise (British) recognize, recognise, patronize, patronise etc.

The best way to make sure that you are being consistent in your spelling is to use the spell check on your word processor (if you are using the computer of course) and choose which variety of English you would like. As you can see, there are really very few differences between standard British English and standard American English. However, the largest difference is probably that of the choice of vocabulary and pronunciation.
Answered by Piaa, 07 Feb '13 10:41 am

 
  
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UK English has 84 sounds and US English only 31 sounds thats why hearing sounds differ but having same meaning.
Answered by Ravinesh Kumar, 07 Feb '13 12:14 pm

 
  
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Us english is mostly slang
Answered by krish, 07 Feb '13 11:04 am

 
  
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Grammar
Answered by Manju Sikri, 07 Feb '13 10:40 am

 
  
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Pronunciation
Answered by kamini joshi, 07 Feb '13 10:39 am

 
  
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Grammar and spelling
Answered by jameel ahmed, 07 Feb '13 10:39 am

 
  
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Dost..tuti-fhuti angrezi bol lete hai.......woh bhi aapne desi aangrezi.......
Answered by Incredible Abhi, 07 Feb '13 01:28 pm

 
  
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