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Differences in Grammar
Use of the Present Perfect
The British use the present perfect to talk about a past action which has an effect on the present moment. In American English both simple past and present perfect are possible in such situations.
Other differences include the use of already, just and yet. The British use the present perfect with these adverbs of indefinite time. In American English simple past and present perfect are both possible.
The British normally use have got to show possession. In American English have (in the structure do you have) and have got are both possible.
Use of the verb Get
In British English the past participle of get is got. In American English the past participle of get is gotten, except when have got means have.
In British English it is fairly common to use shall with the first person to talk about the future. Americans rarely use shall.
In offers the British use shall. Americans use should.
In British English needn't and don't need to are both possible. Americans normally use don't need to.
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