English is a widely spoken language. We know this and assume it’ll be straightforward. However, between the two most popular accents, there are many differences. Differences include pronunciation, spelling and word choices. Grab a notebook and pen because here we will share some useful differences you need to know.
The first way that British and American English differ is with particular words. Here is a list of examples.
Another way British and American English differ is pronunciation of words
Lastly, you may notice that the spelling of words differ.
Letter ‘S’ or ‘Z’
American English – Realize, organize, apologize
British English – Realise, organise, apologise
Adding the letter ‘U’
American English – Color, behavior, armor
British English – Colour, behaviour, armour
Hopefully, this brief introduction into the differences between British and American English has made things a little more clear. Feel free to check out more of our blog posts or sign up for a free class by visiting our site!