On Grammatical Differences between Daily British and American English

Bin Zhang, Zhaofeng Jiang

Abstract


The grammatical differences between daily British English and American English are mainly in terms of the usage of prepositions, auxiliary verbs, articles, pronouns, adjectives and adverbs, and tense and subjunctive mood. These differences exert influence on English learning and interpersonal communication. This paper tries to illustrate the differences of grammar between British and American daily English based on the authors’ teaching experience and learning experience in the UK. By comparison, English learners would understand more about the differences and be more effective while communicating with the people from the US and the UK.

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Asian Social Science   ISSN 1911-2017 (Print)   ISSN 1911-2025 (Online)

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