Wednesday, 19 May 2010

British or American English?


There are many differences between British and American English. Generally, it doesn't matter which variety of English you speak or write, and most native English speakers will understand you – whichever type of English you use.
Here are some of the biggest differences between British and American English.
Vocabulary
Some common vocabulary differences are:
pavement (GB) – sidewalk (US)
lift (GB) – elevator (US)
lorry (GB) – truck (US)
rubbish (GB) – garbage / trash (US)
holiday (GB) – vacation (US)
return ticket (GB) – round trip (US)
Check in a dictionary to see if a word is particularly British or American English. A good dictionary should also give you the American or British equivalent.
Grammar
1. British speakers use "yet" with the present perfect tense, while American speakers tend to use the Past Simple:
Have you eaten dinner yet? (GB)
Did you eat dinner yet? (US)
2. "at the weekend" (GB) but "on the weekend" (US)
3. British speakers will often use "was" in subjunctive sentences, while Americans prefer "were" as in:
"If I was you, I'd…" (GB) and "If I were you, I'd…" (US)
Punctuation
In British English, the final comma before "and" (in a list) is omitted, but not in American English.
She bought cereal, coffee, sugar and tea. (GB)
She bought cereal, coffee, sugar, and tea. (US)
Spelling
1. –or and –our
British English tends to use -our in adjectives, whereas American English uses -or:
For example: colour (GB) and color (US); neighbour (GB) and neighbor (US)
2. –er and –re
Some noun endings are -re in British English, but -er in American English:
For example: centre (GB) and center (US)
3. – ice and –ise
some words have -ice ending for the noun and -ise ending for the verb in British English. For example: practice (noun) and to practise (verb). However, in American English both noun and verb are spelled practice.
4. –l and –ll
In British English, when a word ends in a single consonant, it is doubled when we add a suffix beginning with a vowel: For example: traveller; levelled
However, in American English the 'l' is not doubled: For example: traveler, leveled
5. Other common words
British English and American English have different spellings for certain words:
For example: cheque (GB) – check (US); programme (GB) – program (US)
Writing dates
In British English we follow the day – month – year format, although this is month – day – year format in American English.
1/7/2010 is July Ist in British English, but January 7th in American English.

Monday, 22 March 2010

مجموعة أسئلة من إعداد الأستاذ محمود الجزار موجة اللغة الإنجليزية بإدارة فارسكور التعليمية


يتقدم الأستاذ محمود الجزار موجة اللغة الإنجليزية بإدارة فارسكور التعليمية بالتحية لجميع مدرسى اللغة الإنجليزية فى محافظة دمياط وجميع أنحاء الجمهورية ويدعو الجميع للتفكير فى هذة الأسئلة لحين نشر الإجابات أو التواصل معة وفق الله الجميع الي ما يحبة ويرضاه

Monday, 4 January 2010

تم افتتاح منتدى اللغة الإنجليزية

أرجو زيارة منتدى اللغة الإنجليزية والمشاركة بموضوعات جادة من أجل أن يستفيد الجميع ورابط المنتدى موجود ضمن مواقع تستحق الزيارة أو يمكن الزيارة بالضغط على الرابط التالى