-our / -or
Many words end in -our in Britain, and in -or in America. for examples :
Words ending in -tre in Britain, end in -ter in America, for example:
Doubling of Letters : In Britain, the 'l' is doubled in an unstressed syllable :
Different spelling :
|tyre (for a wheel)||tire|
Different words :
Verbs ending in -'ize' or '-ise'
In Britain, some verbs end in either -ize or -ise. Both are used.
In America, they always end in -ize.
examples : apologise/apologize
Regular - Irregular forms
Some verbs have alternative regular and irregular past tense and past participle forms, for example : dream - dreamed or dreamt.
In Britain, the irregular form is more often used, whereas in American English, there is a preference for the regular form.
Here are some of those verbs :
dive - dived - dived (GB)
dive - dove - dived (US only)
The Pronoun 'one'
Americans do not often use 'one' to mean "people in general",
nor do they use 'one's' or 'oneself'.
GB : One should look after one's health.
US : You should look after your health.
People should look after their health.
There are differences in the way dates are said and written.
GB : 4th July - the fourth of July
US : July 4 - July four - July fourth
GB : 8/12/11 means the 8th of December 2011
US : 8/12/11 means the 12th of August 2011
US te'n kha/ni/kum a gelh, tualo gamtuamtuam inbel ni/kha/kum dan hizawmai.
The British use 'and' between hundred and the rest of the number. The Americans leave it out.
GB : Two hundred and twenty.
US : Two hundred twenty.