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Note 215 – A little bit of history about British and American English

The different dialects used in America and and United Kingdom are sometimes known American English and British English.  Peter Strevens, professor of phonetics since 1949 and author of British and American English, wrote: “British and American are seen as ‘families’ of varieties of common language, different, yet having equal merit”. A few examples of differences include: punctuation … Continue reading

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