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Many of the differences between American and British English date back to a time when spelling was not widely standardized. For instance, some spellings seen as "American" today were once commonly used in Britain; and vice versa. A "British standard" began to emerge following the 1755 publication of influential dictionaries such as Samuel Johnson's A Dictionary of the English Language, and an "American standard" started following the work of Noah Webster, and in particular his An American Dictionary of the English Language.<ref name="Micklethwait2005">{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=book }}</ref>


American and British English spelling differences sections
Intro   Historical origins   Latin-derived spellings  Greek-derived spellings  Doubled consonants  Dropped \"e\"  Hard and soft \"c\"  Past tense differences  Different spellings for different meanings  Different spellings for different pronunciations  Miscellaneous spelling differences  Compounds and hyphens  Acronyms and abbreviations  Punctuation  See also  Notes  References  External links  

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