Everyone knows that the American and British English differ in many aspects: the vocabulary and pronunciation, and word choice. British English, of course, can be considered a classic, and the US — democratic and «slang». In this article I want to talk about grammatical differences (grammatical differences) British and American English.
So, there are a few key differences:
- We’ve learned that, in order to inform about the event that happened in the past, but due to the current or just happened, the time of Present Perfect. In American English simple past time (Past Simple) often replaces the Present Perfect in such cases:
I lost my key. Can you help me look for it?
Past Simple to use adverbs just and already, which also require the use of Present Perfect:
I’m not hungry. I just had lunch.
«Do not forget to close the window» — «I already closed it».
Americans use Past Simple and adverbs yet:
I did not tell him about the accident yet.
- In American English form I have / I do not have / Do you have? Are more widespread than I’ve got / I have not got / Have you got?:
We have a new house.
Do you have any change?
- In American English, such irregular verbs (irregular verbs), as a burn, learn, etc., go to the category of regular (regular), ie they have the ending — ed:
Their new house was burn ed.
He learn ed all the rules.
- Communion second (past participle), or a third form of the verb, get on in the American version — gotten:
Your English has gotten much better since I last saw you.
If you go to the United States and will use these shapes and designs, your speech will be more «American» and familiar to others.