Difference between American and British English

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While there are certainly many more varieties of English, American English and British English are the two varieties that are taught in most ESL/EFL programs. Generally, it is agreed that no one version is "correct" however, there are certainly preferences in use.

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Shen, Erika Lynn R.June 24, 2013BTM 17 Prof. Betty PuzonDifference between American and British EnglishWhile there are certainly many more varieties of English, American English and British English are the two varieties that are taught in most ESL/EFL programs. Generally, it is agreed that no one version is "correct" however, there are certainly preferences in use. The three major differences between between American and British English are:Pronunciation - differences in both vowel and consonants, as well asstress and intonationVocabulary - differences in nouns and verbs, especiallyphrasal verbusageSpelling- differences are generally found in certain prefix and suffix formsThe most important rule of thumb is to try to be consistent in your usage. If you decide that you want to use American English spellings then be consistent in your spelling

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