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British vs. American English

Are these statements true (T) or false (F)?

  1. The English of today is quite similar to the one spoken by the colonists of the 17th century.
  2. As a student you must choose which form of English you will use, AE or BE, and be consistent.
  3. RP is spoken in the USA.
  4. The vowel sounds in RP are often rounder than in GA.
  5. The ‘r’ sound is not pronounced at the end of a word in GA.
  6. In words of several syllables RP has the emphasis on the second syllable.
  7. Words that end in –ter in BE end in –tre in AE.
  8. Verbs that end in –ize/yze in AE end in –ise/yse in BE.
  9. The word ‘elevator’ is BE.
  10. The word ‘truck’ is BE.

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