English Language Variations

The American people use the American-English language, or US-English, which is an adaptation of the language of the English people.

Noah Webster is credited with the changes when he produced the American Spelling Book in 1786.

When Noah Webster (1758 – 1843) was a teacher, he felt that they were using poor and unsatisfactory textbooks that came from England. He thought that Americans should learn from American books, and began to change spellings of some English words to an American way.

In 1786 Noah Webster produced the American Spelling Book. However, the name “American” language did not stick, and the US used the wording American-English or US-English to differentiate from English, as used by the English people.

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