The Layperson’s Guide to American English

A lot of people have grammar anxiety so we’ll skip right over the part that explains how British English has twelve tenses and a subjunctive while US English has only three (simple past, simple present, simple future), hence common US phrases such as, “I didn’t do that yet.”

We’ll also skip over lexical richness so we won’t dwell on the fact that while educated US citizens employ an active…