The Similarities And Differences Between American-English And British English

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America and British might use the same language which is English language but their English is different. American-English and British-English are different from their dialect which specifically divided to grammar, pronunciation, spelling, and vocabulary. Those differences might happen because of their vast distance. Those differences will be explained clearly in this discussion chapter. 1. Grammar The differences of the American-English and British-English in grammar are divided into three part which are differences with verbs, differences with pronoun and differences with the preposition. The differences of the verb in American-English and British-English shows that they have different usage of verb. Peter Strevens stated in his book British…show more content…
Will he excuse you and me to go for a walk? American and English dialects have many differences with the prepositions. For example: It is common for British people to say opposite to as an alternative to opposite of, which is the only form that normally talked by American people. Both in American-English and British-English the use of opposite as a preposition has long been established but it is most commonly used by British people. Another example of the American-English and British-English prepositions are: AMERICAN ENGLISH BRITISH ENGLISH On the weekend we will go to park At the weekend we will go to park He is on Garuda’s team He is in Garuda’s team Would you please write me soon Would you please write to me soon The new semester begins on September The new semester begins September I will start my holidays to Nebraska on Saturday I will start my vacation to Nebraska Saturday Nina is in office Nina is in the office Tuesday through Saturday Tuesday to…show more content…
This mainly involves the different pronunciations of letter t /t/ in British English that became /d/ in American English. - Change of stress. This comprises the change of stress in French loanwords, and certain suffixes such as -ate and -atory. - Differences in articulation. American English has a clear tendency to pronounce unstressed syllables where British English does not show such a disposition Here are some examples of pronunciation differences between American-English and British-English: WORDS AMERICAN ENGLISH BRITISH ENGLISH Sorry [‘sɒri] [‘sα;ri] or [‘sɔ:ri] Stop [stɒp] [stα:p] What [wɒt] [wα:t] or [wᴧt] Component [kəm’poʊnənt] [kəm’pəʊnənt] Promotion [prə’moʊʃn] [prə’məʊʃn] Romantic [roʊ’mæntik] [rəʊ’mæntik] Compost [‘kα:mpoʊst] [‘kɒmpɒst] 3. Spelling Generally, American-English and British-English have differences spelling because of American-English spelling is more economical and phonetic which means the unnecessary letters are left out and the words are spelled on how they sound. For example: AMERICAN ENGLISH BRITISH ENGLISH Color Colour Neighbor Neighbour Traveling Travelling Program Programme Analyze Analyse Memorize Memorise Enrollment Enrolment Skillful Skilful Analog Analogue Dialog Dialogue Encyclopedia Encyclopaedia Maneuver
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