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British English vs. American English
Transcript of British English vs. American English
American English Differences in use of tences. BrE AmE
- defence - defense
- licence - license
- offence - offense
- colour - color
- centre - center
- dialogue - dialog
- theatre - theater
- fibre - fiber AmE
1. I had a blow out.
2. Our bags are in the trunk.
3. I hate waiting in line.
4. One- way or round trip? 5.We’ve run out of gas. BrE
1. I had a puncture.
2. Our bags are in the boot.
3. I hate standing in a queue.
4. Single or return?
5. We’ ve run out of petrol. Differences in accent Food School Sport Travel Clothes In the home
rest room WC
living room sitting room
radio Wireless / Radio AmE BrE AmE BrE
swimsuit (bathing) costume
turtle neck polo neck
bathrobe dressing-gown Subway Underground
Parking lot Carpark
Front desk Reception (hotel)
Telephone Booth Telephone Box
Crossing Guard Lollipop Man or Lady Term Semester
Scotch tape Sellotape
Primary school Elementary school
Sack lunch Packed lunch
Gym Shoes Plimsolls AmE BrE
French fries Chips
Pop, soda, coke Fizzy drink
Chopped beef Mince
Eggplant Aubergine Soccer Football
Game Match Field hockey Hockey
Paddle (ping pong) Bat (table tennis) BrE AmE BrE AmE BrE AmE Here are 5 sentences with the same
meaning in British and American English