Tag: american-english

148 Why "grand theft auto", not "grand auto theft"? 2016-07-18T20:18:27.460

57 Is it OK to mix American and British English? 2014-08-07T20:21:42.463

38 Is "thru" for "through" acceptable? "Tho" for "though"? 2013-01-23T21:37:38.527

38 What does "Nailed it" mean? 2016-06-27T06:30:19.150

38 "Bathroom" or "Restroom" 2020-07-13T16:23:20.363

33 How do Americans respond when asked for their names? 2015-12-21T15:51:49.300

29 Why are 'beef' and 'pork' and 'mutton' used to refer to the meat of cows and pigs and sheep? 2014-08-31T07:37:09.183

29 Is "plugging out" electronic devices an American expression? 2019-04-08T17:54:40.543

28 What do they mean with "Hi, how are you doing"? 2014-09-17T17:45:37.570

27 What do Americans call a person when they cannot remember the right name? 2014-10-01T18:22:10.817

27 What is the sports hall in schools called in English? 2017-02-05T13:55:25.887

25 What does "meat" mean? 2016-01-08T08:15:16.353

25 The female equivalent of "don't break my balls" 2016-12-22T16:36:35.877

23 What should I say if someone from the opposite side of the earth says “good morning”? 2015-03-06T14:22:16.253

22 Is "tin foil" for "aluminium foil" deprecated? 2016-06-25T20:26:02.380

20 'I got a cold' versus 'I caught a cold' 2015-09-19T11:29:15.897

20 What is the difference between "behavior" and "behaviour"? 2019-03-26T19:49:45.670

18 When is using the past perfect tense not necessary? 2013-04-16T04:55:49.520

17 What is the meaning of "Redonkulous"; is it an English Phrase? 2014-06-21T21:51:20.757

17 Simple present for speaking about the future the way natives do 2016-10-02T06:19:28.123

16 What's a professional synonym for "would love to"? 2016-05-11T12:59:37.543

16 "Mobile homes" in American and British English 2016-11-15T09:34:22.803

15 What should a language learner know about political correctness? 2015-01-02T17:18:06.713

14 What does (R-TN) after a name mean? 2014-07-16T18:38:27.510

14 "What's your favorite actor?" (AmE) 2017-10-20T09:37:00.230

14 American equivalent of British "takeaway" 2018-03-01T22:40:16.663

14 Why do we use the plural of movies in this phrase "We went to the movies last night."? 2019-03-28T19:21:40.070

13 Villages and hamlets in US native parlance 2013-01-26T19:35:09.240

13 Which is the correct English out of the following sentences. I gave her your number. or I gave your number to her 2017-05-23T07:06:45.747

12 If somebody calls you "Hello Trouble", what does it mean? 2015-08-31T17:20:04.657

11 Do Canadians and Americans really use "gotten" as past participle when speaking? 2013-04-02T21:09:11.293

11 what does "dogs and cats" mean? 2013-04-15T09:35:47.517

11 Visualization or visualisation 2013-04-24T19:01:53.137

11 Special term/phrase for the 'perfect' or 'impossible' object or solution? 2015-01-28T08:50:03.833

11 What is the meaning of Five Thousand and No/100 Dollars in a contract? 2015-10-09T12:49:17.100

10 Is "stove element" a common name for this object? 2013-03-05T01:09:57.200

10 When talking of American money, what does "pennies" mean? 2013-09-12T09:21:47.447

10 Meaning: "waiting for 6 hours" vs. "6 hours since I was waiting" 2015-08-24T04:40:02.050

10 "Tick" vs. "check" the box 2015-09-11T03:29:25.853

9 "Gotten" versus "got" 2013-01-31T12:30:14.007

9 For example VS for an example 2014-03-27T07:51:24.510

9 When can we omit the preposition "on" before weekdays 2014-06-23T18:06:14.457

9 Is "I never saw him yesterday" grammatical? 2015-02-07T17:22:11.423

9 Do Americans pronounce 'are' as 'do' in "What are you waiting for" 2015-05-03T17:09:05.970

9 Can we use "although" and "but" together i.e. in one sentence? 2015-07-08T07:16:54.557

9 Is "singular they" widely used? 2017-04-30T14:44:21.760

9 "Silverware", "Tableware", and "Dishes" 2019-08-19T06:53:12.747

8 Pronunciation of I'll 2013-03-15T13:42:23.427

8 When to use an article before "reason" 2014-02-21T13:22:53.797

8 How to use "their" and "theirs"? 2014-03-06T19:01:27.997

8 Is "in one go" British English or just English? 2014-05-17T20:41:39.723

8 Is there any situation where we can use the preposition "in" before a bus? 2014-08-07T09:21:49.950

8 Singular they and gender neutrality 2015-03-21T10:40:14.803

8 Comma after "that is" 2015-12-06T18:40:34.567

8 Meaning of look up to God and its usage 2016-10-04T14:22:17.777

8 Is this figure of a man a statue or a monument? 2017-05-28T10:07:38.613

7 Pronunciation of the prefix "anti" in American English 2013-10-11T17:57:01.090

7 When should we avoid "to"? 2014-05-25T12:07:15.150

7 What does a middle name mean in AmE and where from it is taken (What is the formula for making a middle name)? 2014-11-01T14:37:59.927

7 British "Packet" = American "X?" 2015-11-25T20:39:52.950

7 Is "how every minutes" correct? 2016-08-01T13:12:40.333

7 What is really Grapevine Communication? 2016-10-12T06:50:07.003

7 How to politely ask people to give up their seats on a train in the USA? 2019-02-17T13:31:59.173

7 Is "envisageable" a legitimate English adjective? 2020-08-24T00:35:40.660

6 Are British words jarring in US English? 2013-01-24T10:39:20.630

6 Recommended ways to regularly talk with people to practice English 2013-02-22T22:11:45.770

6 Is it possible to be grammatically correct without using past perfect? 2013-04-17T03:20:47.767

6 What does 'it's blowed over' mean? 2013-05-26T08:16:38.977

6 Is "You gonna slice them up real nice" right? 2014-03-07T07:54:57.947

6 "compare with" or "compare to" 2014-03-31T11:26:30.863

6 What do we call this? Tea cup circles? 2014-12-15T08:30:36.990

6 What do you call in the USA the people of English ancestry? 2015-07-20T19:43:19.420

6 When talking to people on the phone for the first time, is it correct to use "This is" and "I am" together 2015-11-15T15:03:55.073

6 How can I train myself to hear the difference between C (/'si:/) and Z (/'zi:/)? 2016-07-02T08:53:27.877

6 How is “X” pronounced in English? 2016-07-19T18:06:01.867

6 Why do people say "sports shoes" but not "sport shoes"? 2017-02-03T14:59:59.020

6 polynomial time in? 2017-03-24T16:00:53.350

6 am I a native speaker? 2017-05-06T13:48:34.983

6 Meaning of - "I will mind my row" 2018-06-26T08:08:01.920

5 Pronunciation of words that rhyme with "bare" 2013-02-26T15:43:20.803

5 What is commonly used to respond "howdy howdy" greetings? 2013-04-15T11:11:09.053

5 Can relative pronouns be omitted in some regions? 2013-06-14T23:20:26.230

5 What to respond if someone knocks on the door when you are using the changing room? 2013-08-04T23:08:06.617

5 "bag" vs "package" 2013-08-27T14:36:50.460

5 Pronunciation of "cold" and "code" in American English 2013-10-19T17:10:50.887

5 yet and nevertheless together 2014-01-02T19:02:35.227

5 "The English grammar" or "English grammar" 2014-01-31T06:58:48.597

5 Can we use "to" before home, if we are using determiners (her, my, your etc.) before home? 2014-02-15T19:44:06.677

5 “Are” vs. “is” after “parents and the family” 2014-03-04T11:31:34.597

5 What does "buck stops here" mean? 2014-03-27T07:54:34.240

5 What does "DUNKIN DOUGH" mean? 2014-03-29T12:22:25.113

5 Maybe a typo mistake 2014-04-04T08:04:32.243

5 Since 4:40 P.M. to 7:00 P.M 2014-04-05T16:09:35.950

5 Do we have "postponer" in English? 2014-05-13T13:57:01.707

5 Difference between “he kissed me” and “he had kissed me” 2014-06-06T13:18:29.427

5 There is this place 2014-06-06T14:45:35.793

5 How’s things going for you vs How're things going for you 2014-06-18T03:16:10.833

5 Is "life" a countable noun in English? 2014-08-07T07:57:40.607

5 How to use the word inspired 2014-09-17T21:31:42.067