This is not about how good you are in English, but about your style (word usage) of speaking. Do you speak British or American English? Take this quiz. Who knows! You might just be surprised.
The Americans are identical to the British in all respects except, of course, language.
― Oscar Wilde
English is one of the most widely spoken languages in the world. If you have traveled to different countries, you’d know that it is impossible to learn the language of every place you visit, but knowing English would at least get you somewhere.
Though English is spoken everywhere, there are some differences according to region. Take for example Americans, who have different accents according to the location in the States. In the United Kingdom, as you travel around, you’ll notice that not only does the accent change, but also different words are used for the same things, which makes it more of a difference in dialect. Then there is Australian English, South African English, and numerous others, depending on which region you belong to.
Leaving the accent aside, American English and British English are the most widely spoken types around the globe. Most Commonwealth countries follow British English. The rest of the world pretty much follows American English, with a few exceptions here and there. The world is a much smaller place now, with the advancements in technology and lifestyle, so like other things, language too has merged together in many ways.
Now, if you want to know whether your speak the American type of English or the British type, simply take the quiz that follows, and you’ll have your answer. Make sure you select a choice for every statement to get your results. Also, in some statements, it might happen that you are used to saying both options. In such cases, simply choose the one that you would use more often than the other.
American Vs. British English: QUIZ
Besides many American English words being different from British English words for saying the same thing, another difference is British and American spellings. American English leaves out the ‘u’ in many words like colour, neighbour, favourite, etc. Also, in many cases, the construction of a sentence may differ, even though the end meaning is the same. For example, using American English one would ask, ‘Do you have any brothers?’. The same thing asked in British English would go like, ‘Have you got any brothers?’. In BE, one would say, ‘I am going to have a nap’, while in AE it would be said like, ‘I am going to take a nap’. I can go on and on with such examples, but let’s leave that to another day and page.