British vs American English

The English language started its worldwide expansion in the late middle ages. However, it was not until the 18th century that the first spelling standards emerged. This lead to different grammar rules being used in the former British colonies as opposed to the ones established in the native homeland of the United Kingdom. American English opted for Latin influence Today, the most relevant discrepancies in the use of this universal language can be noticed in the spelling differences between American speech and British English. Some of the more common words used on both sides of the pond, but with different forms are: check (Am.) –Read More →