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BRITISH: - Endings -ize/-ise, -ism, -ist, -ish usually do not double the 'l' in British English For example, normalise, dualism, novelist, and devilish. Exceptions: tranquillise; duellist, medallist, panellist, and sometimes triallist in British English. - For -ous, has a single 'l' in scandalous and perilous, but the "ll" in marvellous and libellous. - For -ee, has libellee. - For -age, has pupillage but vassalage.

American English http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/American_English

A type of English that is commonly used in United States.

Though the U.S. federal government has no official language, English is the common language use by the federal government and it is also considered as the de facto language of the United States due to its widespread use.

The widespread use of English in United States is due to British colonization.

It has been influenced by the languages of Native American population, European and non-European colonists, immigrants and neighbours, and the languages of the slaves from Africa.

American English has the tendency to use nouns as verbs.

North America has given the English lexicon many thousands of words, meanings and phrases.

Many compound nouns have the form verb plus the preposition.

North American English is more homogenous, compared to the English spoken in England.

English words that survived in the United States and not Britain.

P: American English is a type of English that is commonly used in United States. E: It has been influenced by many other languages, such as the languages of Native American population, European and non-European colonists, immigrants and neighbouring countries, and the languages of the slaves from West Africa. E: American English has the tendency to use nouns as verbs, and some examples are interview, advocate, pressure and profile. L: Thus, American English is an interesting language to learn as it has various unique features.

British English

It is the form of English used in United Kingdom.

British English sometimes keeps silent e when adding suffixes.

It includes all English dialects used within United Kingdom.

It has developed into a borrowing language of flexibility with a huge vocabulary.

In British English there can be a noun (e.g. pilot) after appear,feel,look, seem and sound.

P: British English is the form of English used in United Kingdom.

E: It includes all the English dialects used within United Kingdom and it has developed into a borrowing language of flexibility with a huge vocabulary.

E: For example, in the British English, there can be a noun after the words like appear, feel, look, seem, sound. But not in American English.

L: Thus, British English is interesting and has a wider range of vocabulary to learn from.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/British_English

Differences between American and British English http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/American_and_British_English_spelling_differences

Spelling and pronunciation

same meaning, different word

Spelling

Spelling

Compounds and hyphens

Doubled consonants

Dropped e

Different spellings, different connotations

Acronyms and abbreviations

Interesting Choices

American English is more 'slack'

In America dummies and nappies are called pacifiers and diapers; prams and boots are called baby carriages and trunks. For Americans pants are trousers but for Britons pants are what you wear under your trousers.]

For example, if a Londoner tells a resident of New York that she has left her child's dummy in the pram and its nappy in the boot, she will merely be greeted with a look of bewilderment. If the New Yorker then tells the London woman that she has nice pants, he may well wonder why she doesn't seem to take his remark as a compliment.

Thus, American English is more 'slack'

P.E.E.L

P: We will be able to learn the differences between the British English and American English

E: Learning the differences, we would be able to know our English better. As some English spelling is not allowed, we would know the reason behind it.

E: This will allow us to also write in the proper English during our O-level, as the paper would not be mark in Singapore, so those mixed English that we usually used would not be accepted.

L: thus, learning the differences in both British English and American English would not only help us in speaking good English, but also in oue writting.