British English and American English

English Grammar Index


British English and American English :


The differences between British and American English are mainly matters of pronunciations and Vocabulary. These are a few spelling differences such as British centre and colour and American center and color.


British English - American English


  1. Aerogramme - Aerogram


  2. Aeroplane - Airplane


  3. Aluminium - Aluminium


  4. Amicable - Amiable


  5. Analyse - Analyze


  6. Angry - Mad


  7. Annexe - Annex


  8. Anywhere - Anyplace


  9. Armour - Armor


  10. Artificial - Artful


  11. Ascent - Assent


  12. Autumn - Autumn, Fall


  13. Barrister - Attorney, Lawyer


  14. Bill (In A Restaurant) - Check/Bill


  15. Biscuit - Cookie, Cracker


  16. Bonnet - Hood


  17. Boot - Trunk


  18. Catalogue - Catalog


  19. Centre - Center


  20. Cheque - Check


  21. Chips - French Fries


  22. Compliment - Complement


  23. Comprehend - Apprehend


  24. Cosy - Cozy


  25. Cot - Cribe


  26. Councillor - Councillor


  27. Counsel - Council


  28. Crisps - Chips


  29. Cross Roads - Intersection


  30. Defence - Defense


  31. Demeanour - Demeanor


  32. Descent - Dissent


  33. Dialling Code - Area Code


  34. Dialogue - Dialog


  35. Dishonour - Dishonour


  36. Distil - Distill


  37. Doctor’s Surgery - Doctor’s Office


  38. Dust Bin - Garbage Can


  39. Endeavour - Endeavor


  40. Engaged - Busy


  41. Enrol - Enroll


  42. Eraser - Eraser


  43. Fibre - Fiber


  44. Film - Movie, Film


  45. Flat Tyre - Flat (Tire)


  46. Flat/Apartment - Apartment


  47. Fortnight - Two Weeks


  48. Full Fill - Fulfill


  49. Gear Lever (On A Car) - Gear Shift


  50. Gracious - Graceful


  51. Harbour - Harbour


  52. Historical - Historic


  53. Holiday - Vacation


  54. Honour - Honor


  55. Jewellery - Jewelry


  56. Jug - Pitcher


  57. Kilometre - Kilometer


  58. Labour - Labor


  59. Laughs - Loghs


  60. Licence - License


  61. Lift - Elevator


  62. Mad - Crazy


  63. Main Road - Highway, Freeway


  64. Maize - Corn


  65. Marvellous - Marvelous


  66. Meagre - Meagre


  67. Mean - Stingy


  68. Motor Way - Highway, Freeway


  69. Nappy - Diaper


  70. Nasty - Mean


  71. Odour - Odor


  72. Oestrogen - Oestrogen


  73. Offence - Offense


  74. Paralyse - Paralyce


  75. Parlour - Parlor


  76. Pavement - Sidewalk


  77. Petrol - Gasoline


  78. Post - Mail


  79. Practise - Practice


  80. Programme - Program


  81. Public Toilet - Rest Room


  82. Puncture - Flat (Tire)


  83. Pyjamas - Pajamas


  84. Queue - Stand Inline


  85. Railway - Railroad


  86. Realise - Realize


  87. Return - Rount Trip


  88. Rise - Raise


  89. Road Surface - Pavement


  90. Rubber - Eraser


  91. Rubbish Bin - Garbage Can


  92. Rubbish - Garbage, Trash


  93. Shop - Store, Shop


  94. Single - One-Way


  95. Sociable - Social


  96. Solicitor - Attorney, Lawyer


  97. Spectre - Spectre


  98. Stupid - Dumb, Stupid


  99. Sweet Corn - Corn


  100. Sweets - Candy


  101. Tap - Spigot, Faucet


  102. Taxi - Cab/Taxi


  103. Theatre - Theatre


  104. Timetable - Schedule


  105. Tin - Can


  106. Torch - Flashlight


  107. Trainers - Sneakers


  108. Traveller - Traveller


  109. Trousers - Pants, Trousers


  110. Tyre - Tire


  111. Underground - Subway


  112. Valour - Valor


  113. Van, Lorry - Truck


  114. Whiskey - Whisky


  115. Windscreen - Windshield


  116. Zip - Zipper



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