This article looks at major grammatical differences between British English and American English. For a list of vocabulary differences between the two varieties of English, see Varieties of English Vocabulary.
Present Perfect vs Past Simple
BrE sometimes uses the present perfect whilst AmE uses the past simple.
Have you eaten all those biscuits?
Did you eat all those…
American English – often abbreviated to AmE – is a variant of the English language, spoken mainly in the United States. About two-thirds of the world’s native speakers of English live in America and speak this variant.
English was introduced to North America by British settlers during the colonization period (17th century). It was also influenced by the many different nationalities which settled in the US since then and, to…