Choose the word which best fits each gap of the passage.
Although all Americans do not (1) … the same way, their speech has enough in common that American English can be recognized as a (2) … of English distinct from British English, Australian English and other national varieties. American English has grown up with the country. It began to (3) ….. from British English during its colonial beginnings and (4) …. regional differences and ethnic flavor. Today it (5) … ….other languages and other varieties of English because it is the medium by which the attractions of American culture – its literature, (6) ….pictures and television programs – are transmitted to the world.
All speakers of English (7)….. a common linguistic system and a basic set of words. But American English (8) ……. from British English, Australian English and other national varieties in many of its pronunciations, words, spellings and grammatical (9) ..constructions.. Words or phrases of American (10) …. and those used in America but not so much elsewhere, are called Americanisms.
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