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British English Vs American English – Most Commonly Used Words

British English Vs American English
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The writing forms of British English and American English found in newspapers and textbooks have a very little difference which is only noticeable when this both languages are compared to each other. British English is the form of English used in the United Kingdoms. It includes all English languages used in the United Kingdom. American English is the form of English used in the United States. It includes all English languages used in the United States.

Do you know Glue is also referred to as Gum too? Chemist is also known as Drug Store in some parts of the world. Here are some of the words which is conveying the same thing but in a two different languages – British English and American English.

British English Vs American English

British English Vs American English

British English   –      American English

Aeroplane                      –              Airplane

Angry                             –              Mad

Barrister                       –              Lawyer

Bill                                 –              Cheque

Chips                             –              Fries

Clever                            –              Smart

Dialing code                 –              Area Code

Dustbin                         –              Garbage can

Flat                                 –              Apartment

Football                         –              Soccer

Ill                                    –              Sick

Lift                                 –              Elevator

Pavement                     –              Sidewalk

Petrol                            –              Gasoline

Sweets                          –              Candy

Tap                                –              Faucet

Timetable                     –              Schedule

Toilet                             –              Washroom

Windscreen                 –              Windshield

 

Some of the sentences like Are you feeling Peckish (hungry)? Here peckish is a British English word while hungry is an American English word.

I watch the telly whilst lying on the settee. Whilst is used in British English. It is the another word for while.

Here we can Conclude that in The India we Use and Follow British English, Isn’t it?



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