Tag: british-english

61 What is the right word to refer to a black person, when you don't know their name? 2014-09-08T05:42:20.183

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

43 What does the expression 'seven for seven thirty ' mean? 2017-01-06T17:01:36.807

39 What is the brown cardboard covering coffee cups called in English? 2017-12-11T15:09:39.777

33 Does one call "regular" men "Sir" in the UK? 2018-11-16T11:18:42.577

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

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

26 Can any time on clock be spoken as it is in numbers only (hour + minutes)? 2018-03-27T19:03:17.697

26 What's the polite way to say "I need to urinate"? 2019-04-26T18:38:06.253

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

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

21 "It's them as should be sorry!" grammar 2018-06-13T08:04:03.597

20 What do the British call the dish which is called 'pudding' in the US 2015-02-08T21:02:40.297

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

18 Most of something is plural or singular? 2017-06-13T08:59:18.533

18 'Me' vs 'my' [pronunciation] in British English 2020-08-15T15:05:47.063

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 Meaning of "Chucking an ice cube into the path of a forest fire"? 2015-11-15T18:25:12.740

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 Which of 'Question on', 'question about', 'question regarding', 'question related to' is best? 2013-08-08T03:09:23.743

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 Why 'pale' yellow instead of 'light' yellow and what are the other colors used with 'pale'? 2016-03-24T09:09:12.417

10 How to refer to a television series in UK English 2013-07-26T02:52:42.140

10 Meaning of "to take the biscuit"? 2014-08-05T08:14:57.447

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

10 What does the butcher's (meaning the butcher's shop) become in the plural? 2015-10-15T17:22:05.673

9 How should I ask a barber the fee of a haircut? 2013-02-22T16:55:12.347

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

9 Where does "Can't see the wood for the trees" come from? 2015-03-07T16:53:10.403

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

9 How to answer "Do you need a 5p bag" 2015-10-26T22:41:23.340

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

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

8 Please keep me updated if any news arise 2014-03-05T21:08:02.573

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

8 Manners in UK - language problem 2015-01-25T13:16:27.407

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

8 -ise or -ize in IELTS writing 2015-07-07T00:38:10.477

7 "in the few" or "the few" 2013-02-16T16:16:25.037

7 "India has" or "India have" 2014-01-16T16:54:57.487

7 Modelling or Modeling: When writing in British English, should you use US Spelling when quoting the name of a US book? 2014-05-19T11:39:51.967

7 Is it common for British English speakers to use "us" instead of "me"? 2014-09-30T02:34:29.153

7 What does 'gold to boot' means in the following context? 2016-01-13T20:51:25.107

7 Is or are in this context 2017-04-17T05:14:39.420

7 Referring to oneselves in plural 2017-10-26T16:40:45.060

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

6 For ever and forever 2013-05-21T11:23:26.300

6 I found these mistakes in the English news 2014-02-02T06:48:05.360

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

6 a one minute's talk 2014-09-19T18:56:58.853

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

6 Usage of articles before the noun 'hospital' 2015-01-03T04:42:14.497

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 High Street goods 2017-01-24T17:07:13.517

6 What does "slap" mean in this context? 2017-01-27T17:37:50.073

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

6 Meaning of English words. 2017-03-24T16:26:31.420

6 Meaning of "tumbleweed coifs" 2019-08-03T22:27:29.410

5 How to ask someone when they will submit their work in an e-mail 2013-03-03T23:28:50.483

5 Why is this possessive, not objective case? 2013-04-11T13:21:32.503

5 Is "cancel posting of my letter" or " cancel sending of my letter" correct? 2013-04-15T09:26:44.230

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

5 Is the sentence correct on the way the word "respectively" is used? 2013-10-04T08:38:38.563

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 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 What is the difference between a 'pram', a 'pushchair', and a 'buggy'? 2014-05-25T20:03:27.400

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 numbers of people has/have? 2014-10-14T19:34:01.507

5 Clothes Washing Liquid? 2014-12-12T14:53:38.847

5 I have to go vs I have got to go 2015-01-30T00:02:14.520

5 "They have *both* got ..." or "They *both* have got ..." 2015-03-11T21:49:52.793

5 "In term of" vs. "in terms of"? 2015-11-09T13:54:53.987

5 Usage of "your goodself" and "your kindself" in place of simple "you" to refer to a high-ranking official 2015-11-28T16:55:01.850

5 How to invite a couple when I don't know husband's name? 2016-01-25T06:27:27.130

5 British equivalent of "Can I get a ... " 2016-03-13T20:41:58.967

5 Differences between pronouncing the 'G' and 'J' in US/British English 2016-04-12T09:15:09.970

5 What is the meaning of "study-gorges "? 2016-06-29T00:11:30.807

5 British billion 2016-11-15T11:24:05.977

5 play the guitar vs play guitar 2018-09-08T12:20:06.313

5 The meaning of "up" in the phrase "up in London" 2019-03-02T18:14:06.407

5 Fizzy, soft, pop and still drinks 2019-04-27T14:17:39.903

4 Is this a perfunctory greeting? 2013-02-22T01:53:34.950

4 Can I always use "leave go"? 2013-02-27T15:45:42.167

4 Is "ages" used only in British English? 2013-02-27T23:43:07.627

4 What does guard mean in this situation? 2013-04-18T13:03:30.850

4 How to express working shifts in perfect English 2013-07-03T11:47:02.227

4 British pronunciation of privacy 2013-11-09T12:48:25.173

4 There should be an article (A or The) 2014-02-15T11:55:06.157

4 Go to play VS go play 2014-03-29T06:29:37.943

4 Difference betwen Arabic and Arabian 2014-04-07T23:06:50.467