Americans do Follow the English date format.

Today is the one day of the year that the Americans follow the date format used by the English.

Normally the US would use the date format ‘July 3’ for yesterdays date and will use ‘July 5’ tomorrow, but today,  … Read the rest


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Do People in Hong Kong speak English

People have asked if the people in Hong Kong speak with a British accent.

The answer is almost certainly not many, as most of the Hong Kong population are not British..

According to the 2016 census, 92% of the … Read the rest


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Biscuits and Scones

The Difference between Biscuits and Scones.

Some people think that Biscuits and Scones are the same thing.  It seems it is a language issue.

These are Scones in England.

This is a Scone

These are Biscuits in England.

These are Biscuits

They are definitely not the same … Read the rest


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English Language: Snuck or Sneaked

Which is correct: Snuck or Sneaked, in the English language.

Both are correct in each of the countries that that use them.

The English would normally use ‘Sneaked’, as it is the proper past tense form for the regular verb … Read the rest


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In the Language of the English: Lucked Out

What does ‘Lucked Out’ mean in English?.

In the Language of the English, ‘Lucked Out’ means: “Out of Luck”, “My Luck was Out” etc., or, a bad thing.

However, the Americans, who have different spellings and meanings to some words … Read the rest


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The Origin of the American Language version of English

The American Language Origin.

The American-English language, or US-English, is an adaptation of the English language, obviously the language of England, as used by many new arrivals in America.

Noah Webster is credited with the changes when he produced the … Read the rest

The American Language Origin.

The American-English language, or US-English, is an adaptation of the English language, obviously the language of England, as used by many new arrivals in America.

Noah Webster is credited with the changes when he produced the … Read the rest


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Boot or Trunk of a Car

Boot or Trunk, English or American usage.

Another word variation between the English and the American; the storage compartment in a car.

The usage of the word “trunk” comes from it being the word for a large travelling chest, called … Read the rest

Boot or Trunk, English or American usage.

Another word variation between the English and the American; the storage compartment in a car.

The usage of the word “trunk” comes from it being the word for a large travelling chest, called … Read the rest


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Why do the English spell “Center” as “Centre”?

Question: Why do the English spell “Center” as “Centre”?.

Answer: Because that is how the English spell it, in the English language.

The Americans chose to change their spelling of various words many years ago, to form their own … Read the rest


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Scottish English v English

Many people talk about the English language used in the UK as being British English. However, there are many variations of English in the countries that use the English language, even in the countries that make up the UK, let … Read the rest

Many people talk about the English language used in the UK as being British English. However, there are many variations of English in the countries that use the English language, even in the countries that make up the UK, let … Read the rest


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How many people speak RP (Received Pronunciation) in England?

Is Received Pronunciation [RP] actually spoken in England?.

Many non British people think they need to learn the Received Pronunciation version of the English language, but do they really need to?  (see my answer at the bottom)

How

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Is Received Pronunciation [RP] actually spoken in England?.

Many non British people think they need to learn the Received Pronunciation version of the English language, but do they really need to?  (see my answer at the bottom)

How

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