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  Worksheet: US English
Updated 11 February 2002, 15.04
Harry and his broomstick
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All these words are in the US English version of the first Harry Potter book. Which UK English words did they replace?

UK English--------------US English

carousel


stove


VCR..............................................

vacation........................................

bangs (to do with hair).....................

puff balls.......................................

mail slot........................................

highway........................................

bills (to do with money)....................

sneakers.......................................

Extension activity

Which words or spellings does US English use in place of the following:

UK English......................US English

neighbours....................................

mummy........................................

jumper..........................................

rubbish bins...................................

favourite.......................................

maths...........................................

hoover..........................................

chips............................................

football.........................................

sweets..........................................


 
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