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'''Commonwealth English''' is a blanket term for the [[English language|English]] that developed during the [[British Empire]] after the [[United States of America]] left it. Thus it is the English of Britain and the Commonwealth nations, such as Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, using British English as its ancestral model, in contrast to [[Canada]] whose English remains a variety of [[American English|American]].
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'''Commonwealth English''' is a blanket term for the [[English language|English]] that developed during the [[British Empire]] after the [[United States of America]] left it. Thus it is the [[British English|English]] of [[Britain]] and the [[Commonwealth]] nations, such as [[Australia]], [[New Zealand]], [[South Africa]] and [[South Asia]], using [[British English]] as its ancestral model, in contrast to [[Canada]], whose English remains a variety of [[American English|American]].

Revision as of 23:16, 29 March 2008

Commonwealth English is a blanket term for the English that developed during the British Empire after the United States of America left it. Thus it is the English of Britain and the Commonwealth nations, such as Australia, New Zealand, South Africa and South Asia, using British English as its ancestral model, in contrast to Canada, whose English remains a variety of American.