British vs American English: striking spelling differences and exceptions

As expected, British and American English have different styles of spelling words that have the same meaning, but a letter or more could make the difference. These are the differences we should not forget: *Generally, -tre is British while –ter is American. Examples: British American theatre theater centre center sceptre scepter fibre fiber litre liter metre meter calibre caliber   *Words in British English with -our are written as -or in American English. Examples:  British  American  honour  honor  favour  favor  saviour  savior  parlour  parlor  neighbour  neighbor  colour  color  humour  humor…

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British vs American English: vocabulary, tense and preference

Have you ever heard this old saying that Britain and America are ‘two nations divided by a common language’? They are, really. The main challenge for non-native speakers is the struggle to ‘balance’ both, while examiners advise students to stick to either in exams. Quite complicated you’d say. Let’s look at the basic differences in British and American English and decide if they are so different. The differences in vocabulary of British and American English are apparently the most noticeable. Both have a lot of words that are different in…

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