#EngTrivia: Grammar differences between British and American English

Hi, fellas! Did you know that there are few noticeable grammar differences between British and American English? Check it out!

Pertama, adalah penggunaan ‘just,’ ‘already,’ atau ‘yet.’ Di US, ketiga kata tersebut dipadukan dengan past simple tense, sementara di UK dengan present tense.

Contoh:

  • BrE: “I have already had lunch.” vs. AmE: “I already had lunch.”
  • BrE: “She has not arrived yet.” vs. AmE: “She didn’t arrive yet.” 

Note: British English = UK English; American English = US English.

Untuk possession, British akan menggunakan ‘have got’ atau ‘has got,’ sementara American akan menggunakan have atau ‘has.’

Contoh:

  • BrE: “I’ve got a new car.” vs. AmE: “I have a new car.

British juga cenderung menggunakan ‘need not’ dibandingkan ‘don’t need.

Contoh:

  • BrE: “They need not come to school today.” vs. AmE: “They don’t need to come to school today.

Di UK, ‘to’ juga selalu digunakan setelah kata kerja ‘write’.

  • BrE: “I promised to write to her every day.” vs. AmE: “I promised to write her every day.

Contoh lainnya adalah ketika membicarakan waktu/jam.

  • Jam 3.45
    •  BrE: “Quarter to four.” vs. AmE: “Quarter of four.”
  •  Jam 4.15
    • BrE: “Quarter past four.” vs. AmE: “Quarter after four.”

Dan selain itu tentunya adalah sedikit perbedaan di dalam penulisan kata seperti yang sudah pernah kita bahas sebelumnya.

Compiled and written by @Patipatigulipat at @Englishtips4u on Friday, April 27, 2012.


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2 responses to “#EngTrivia: Grammar differences between British and American English

  1. sekarang aku tahu.. bagaimana bahasa Alfred F. Jones (Axis Powers Hetalia) dan Arthur Kirkland (Axis Powers Hetalia) ketika bertengkar….

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