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difference between us english & uk english !!

 
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electrical_horse_man



Joined: 16 Oct 2006
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 16, 2006 5:19 am    Post subject: difference between us english & uk english !! Reply with quote

the problem is easy to expline but hard to answer ?
anyone know what the difference between the us and uk english can post !!
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andrewlui



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PostPosted: Thu Jan 11, 2007 4:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Is that z is replaced by s in US English?
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Sean



Joined: 16 Aug 2007
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 16, 2007 1:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's pretty much the same, except some words are different, such as "programme" which is "program" in the USA and "programme" in the UK.

Also, a lot of words with "our" in them such as "humour". In UK English, it is "our" so it would be "humour", but in USA English it is just "or" so it would be "humor". It doesn't apply to all "our" words though...

Hope that helps. Very Happy
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prophet



Joined: 14 Feb 2008
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 14, 2008 7:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Some good points are mentioned above.

My profession is Language coaching and I must say that I would be a rich man if I received 1euro for every time someone asked "Do you teach British or American English?" I answer "Depends what mood i'm in!" Smile

However, that doesn't answer your question.

There are many idioms that differ, spelling etc. I find here in Europe we are creating a Euro-English that blends the two...

Cheers,
Tristan
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Nizick



Joined: 22 Feb 2008
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 22, 2008 4:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Slang is a little different between UK English and US English also. A good example would be if your in England and someone asks if your "in que" this means in US English are you "in line". Also, there is a little bit of a spelling difference with words that end in er/re. In US English you would see Theater, and in UK English you would see Theatre, or Center in US and Centre in UK. There isn't like a huge difference in the language, at least nothing that would cause a total break down if you've learned UK English and travel to the US.
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