What Are The Differences Between American And British English?

Once George Bernard Shaw called Britain and the USA countries that are separated by one common language. Unfortunately, it is the truth: despite the fact that the name of the language is the same, there is a variety of differences between them that influence the use and understanding as well as puzzles its learners. It is natural that native speakers from two opposite continents will not have troubles to understand each other, but still, there is an issue for foreigners, who might get into the trap of misunderstanding.

Originally, there was only one English language (the British one) that was spread all over the world through colonization. It was exactly the case how the English language appeared in America in the 16th century, but since that time it has been influenced by many factors:

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