Learning English by oneself is a task that demands dedication and a lot of research on the language. Did you know that there are differences between countries that have English as an official language? Just for you to check this out, SEDA College Online will show you 45 different words that are different from American to British English. Check it out!
The differences between these two can be related to the term used to name the same word, the meaning it has, the pronunciation or the spelling.
These peculiarities happen because of the dialects that were introduced to the different countries, resulting in their difference. Check the list with the most common terms, used on a daily basis:
|American English||British English|
|for rent||to let|
|quotation marks||speech marks|
|downtown||city centre, town centre|
|checking account||current account|
|apartment building||block of flats|
|parking lot||car park|
|national holiday||bank holiday|
|garbage||bin, litter, rubbish|
|one-way ticket||single ticket|
|license plate||number plate|
|pop, soda||soft drink, pop, fizzy drink|
|tennis, shoes, running shoes, sneakers||trainers|
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