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British vs. American English

A guide to the differences between American and British English. Are there really any differences? Is US English a dialect of proper British English? These resources will let you know when to say Bonnet or Trunk.

Understanding American English
American English Usage tips for ESL EFL English Learners and Teachers

Interactive British to American Translator
Use this great interactive tool to choose a word in British English and click to find the equiviliant American English - or American English to British English.

Differences Between American and British English
A discussion of the principal differences between American and British English. By your About.com ESL Guide.

American vs. British English
An exhaustive study by the University of Tampere on the differences between American and British English and the geo-political reasons behind these differences.

English / American Dictionary
An Englishman (Mike Etherington - experience living in Texas) brings us this guide to the differences between "English" English and American English. The site is also available as a paperback book now (due to suggestions from web reader!)

English Usage in the UK and US
A light-hearted look at some differences between English as spoken on both sides of the Atlantic. Provided by Kryss Katsiavriades.

United Kingdom English for the American Novice
An amusing (some might find patronizing) instructive site dedicated to helping Americans understand United Kingdom English.

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