The biggest difference you will notice is spelling. In the UK, we spell differently to our USA counterparts. Some examples are below.
|British English||American English|
Some of the differences in spelling will have to be memorised (‘memorized’ in American English) and you will notice more and more differences in spelling. Just keep a note of this in your vocabulary notebook.
The biggest difference between British and American English is the vocabulary with certain things and some American words are borrowed and used in different languages. Here are some examples of different British and American vocabulary.
|Vocabulary in British English||Vocabulary in American English|
There are plenty more different words between British and American English but too many to share. You may have heard the American vocabulary but have a think about the British English vocabulary as well.
What differences do you know between British and American English? Which do you prefer? Which English do you think is better: British or American English?