American/British English Prepositions! Grammar Review
What’s the difference between British and American English? There are many differences yet many similarities as well. Technically, British English has been around for hundreds of years and American English does not exist at all. North American English is the foundation to what is generally referred to as American English. That said, American English is the terminology for the English language in America. Often, both, British and American are the same. They can also be interchanged with the same meaning in context. Prepositions are no exception. Below are preposition comparisons between the two.
The first example is American, while the second is British.
On the weekend / At weekends
On the street / In the street
In the front / At the front
A quarter after / A quarter past
A quarter of two / A quarter past two
In school / At school
Do over a room / Do up a room
Fill out a form / Fill in a form
Monday through Friday / Monday to Friday
Get along with someone / Get on with someone
On New Years / At New Years
The above are general differences between British and American English prepositions. There are many other differences between the two languages. The subject of prepositions is just one to study.