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					Differences
  between
 American
     &
   British
 Language
  Prepared by:
    Supervised by:
   Dr. Enaam Briman

1-Bayan-Al- Bather
2- Sara Al – Rasheed
3-Nada Ol- Ojayan
4- Dania Al- Bagshi
INTRODUCTION
   The major differences
between British and American
 English lies in the choice of
    VOCABULARY
Common
Words in
American
  and
 British
 English
      American          British
Apartment        Flat



Baby carriage    Pram
Band-aid     Plaster



Corn         Maize


Diaper       Nappy



Flashlight   Torch
Extratime    overtime



Mail         post

Pharmacist   chemist



Susage       banger

Trash can    bin
      DIFFERENT IDIOMS
   British English     American British

   sweep under the      sweep under the
       carpet                rug


IT MEANS: To try to stop people
From finding out about sth wrong , illegal,
embarrassing
etc. that has happened or that you have
done.
    British           American
   Not touch           Not touch
something with a   something with a
   bargepole         ten-foot pole


IT MEANS: To refuse to get
involved with sb /sth or in a
particular situation .
   British        American

Touch wood       Knock on
                  wood

IT MEANS: Used when you
have just mentioned some
way in which you have been
lucky in the past, to avoid
bringing bad luck.
      British             American
see the wood for the   see the forest for
        trees              the trees



IT MEANS: Clearly visible, in
a way that is clearly visible.
    British        American

A drop in the   A drop in the
   ocean           bucket

IT MEANS: An amount of sth
that is too small or
unimportant to make any
real difference to a situation.
    British         American

 A home from      A home away
    home           from home


It means: A place where you
feel relaxed and comfortable as
if you were in your own home.
SPELLING DIFFERENCES
                     Br.     Am.

[edit] -our, -or   Colour   Color

                   Flavour Flavor


                     Br.     Am.
[edit] -re, -er
                   Centre   Center

                   Metre    Meter
[edit] – ce , -se              -xion, -ction


   Br.         Am.       Br.        Am.

advice       Advise   Inflexion Inflection


licence     License   Reflexion   Reflect-
                                    ion
                      Br.        Am.
[edit] –ise - ize
                     Prise      Prize

                    Memor-     Memor-
                     ise         ize



                      Br.        Am.
    yse - yze
                    Analyse    Analyze

                    Paralyse   Paralyze
PRONUNCIATION
     DIFFERENCE IN
    PRONUNCIATION
   British       American
   DOO®           DOOR

   SE®VE          SERVE

 TRANSMIT       TRANSMIT

SOLA® SYSTEM   SOLAR SYSTEM

   WO®D           WORD

 MORE OVE®      MORE OVER
      TEST
Br.            Am.
        gas pedal




          doctor's office
dress circle




driving wheel




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