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What is the difference between the US English and UK English versions of the site?

The US version follows US English writing and spelling conventions, and features content tailored for countries that follow US English conventions. The UK English version of the site is based on British English writing and spelling conventions.

The UK English version of the site uses The Oxford Dictionary of English and Oxford Thesaurus of English and the US English version of the site uses the New Oxford American Dictionary and the Oxford American Writers’ Thesaurus.

Both versions of the site, however, feature exceptional coverage of English around the world, including British, Australian, Scottish, Irish, Indian, South African, US, and Canadian English – with each regional usage clearly labelled.

If you have an English Gold subscription, the UK version gives you default access to New Hart’s Rules: The Oxford Style Guide, Pocket Fowler’s Modern English Usage, New Oxford Dictionary for Writers and Editors, and Garner’s Dictionary of Legal Usage. The US version of the site gives Gold subscribers access to Garner’s Modern American Usage, the US version of New Hart’s Rules: The Oxford Style GuideNew Oxford Dictionary for Writers and Editors, and Garner’s Dictionary of Legal Usage

 

How do I switch between the UK English version of the site and the US English version?

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