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English has many varieties, in this case we are going to study the British and American versions.

In this chapter you can see the alternatives that there exist between these two classes to refer to one same thing, using different terms. For example 'Underground/Subway' or 'Colour/Color'.

BRITISH WORDS

AMERICAN WORDS

Accommodation

Accommodations

Aeroplane

Airplane

Aluminium

Aluminum

Aniseed

Anise

Aubergine

Eggplant

Bin

Trash Can

Biscuit

Cookie

Bonnet

Hood

Braces

Suspenders

Car Park

Parking Lot

Centre

Center

Cinema

The Movies

Chemist

Drugstore

Chips

French Fries

Cling Film

Plastic Wrap

Cornflour

Cornstarch

Crash Barrier

Guardrail

Colour

Color

Cot

Crib

Crisps

Chips

Flat

Apartment

Flannel

Washcloth

Football

Soccer

Footway

Sidewalk

BRITISH WORDS

AMERICAN WORDS

Garden

Yard

Grey

Gray

Ground Floor

First Floor

Holiday

Vacation

Jumper

Sweater

Junior School

Elementary School

Kennel

Doghouse

Labour

Labor

Ladybird

Ladybug

Lift

Elevator

Lolly

Lollipop

Lorry

Truck

BRITISH WORDS

AMERICAN WORDS

Maths

Math

Motorway

Highway

Mum

Mom

Nappy

Diaper

Pavement

Sidewalk

Petrol

Gasoline

Physiotherapy

Physical Therapy

Postbox

Mailbox

Postcode

Zip Code

Press-up

Pushup

Railway

Railroad

Rubber

Eraser

Rubbish

Garbage

BRITISH WORDS

AMERICAN WORDS

Sandpit

Sandbox

Solicitor

Lawyer

Sweet

Candy

Theatre

Theater

Tick

Check Mark

Timetable

Schedule

Trainers

Sneakers

Trolley

Shopping Cart

Underground

Subway

Vest

Undershirt

Wardrobe

Closet

Windscreen

Windshield

Zebra Crossing

Crosswalk

Zip

Zipper

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