whose grammar is correct EITHER US OR BRITAIN?

@Manasha (1997)
Chennai, India
April 16, 2012 5:16am CST
English language has become inevitable part of the life for all humans in this world. We need English wherever we go and it has become compulsory throughout the world without any compromise. However, I wonder if I could follow Britain GRAMMAR WHILE writing or speaking ,or US grammar? I too know that there are some differences in spelling between US AND BRITAIN English. Whatsoever How could I learn BEST GRAMMAR ? Shall I be able to follow US or Britain people here
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@doroffee (4233)
• Hungary
16 Apr 12
Both are correct. That's another question in certain places they require one or another. Such as, I'm learning English at the university, I'm on the British track, evidently, they expect me to write in proper standard British Englsih. Or if one works in a certain country, they could have restriction or expectations. But theoretically, none of them are better than the other.
• Nigeria
16 Apr 12
english language is a promoinent language,both are correct but have difference in their spelling,if you are in US then make use of US spelling,if you are studying in UK then make use of UK spelling
@Archaiwy (599)
• China
17 Apr 12
I think both Britain and US grammar can do,people shouldn't be particular about which kind of grammar it belongs to ,if it conveys its feelings.English has become a universal language ,it is doomed to have some differences.One shouldn't be worried about it.just speak it.
@youless (87160)
• Guangzhou, China
17 Apr 12
I found that the British English is much more careful. Whereas American English is very flexible. Since today the American English has been used widely all over the world. So you can't say that the American English grammar is wrong. People adjust to this kind of difference. As long as people can understand it, it doesn't a matter. I love China
16 Apr 12
It doesn't matter unless you're writing for someone who expects a certain style. And even then - in most cases - as long as you're understandable, they won't care. Most people won't even notice if you mix British and American English in the same document, though that's not very good.
@DoctorDidi (7030)
• India
16 Apr 12
Being an Indian, we follow British grammar, though many of the modern Indians are now using USA grammar. I think as English is the mother tongue of the British people,it is justified to follow British grammar. Moreover, USA grammar is simplified and has many short cuts in spellings as well as in idioms and etc. But in respect of their own grammars, both are correct.
@rekhum (2435)
• India
16 Apr 12
I think the Queen's language would be more accurate, considering all those classic literature all written in brit's english. Although, since i worked in an MNC, kinda outsourced, we follow strict American english when writing to our clients.
@dandan07 (1908)
• China
16 Apr 12
As English become a language we have to use everyday, i think you do not need to take so much care of your grammar. Language is a tool for communication, so if you can make yourself understand by other people, there is no need for you to care to much about your language and grammar. But in an official condition, you should pay enough attention to avoiding misunderstanding.
@owlwings (38181)
• Cambridge, England
16 Apr 12
Neither US grammar nor British grammar is incorrect. It all depends who you are writing for. You are best following whichever system of grammar, syntax and spelling you have been taught. There is NO 'best' (although I would maintain that British grammar is preferable, of course, since I am British!).
@mohkanari (1957)
• India
16 Apr 12
I think there is nothing wrong, when a person uses a particular style between these two. But, when there occur mixing of these styles, listener or reader would feel a bit annoyed. Then it is better to change some words.
@jureathome (5363)
• Philippines
16 Apr 12
Both US and Brittish english are accepted. It mainly depends on who your audience is. But, most importantly, consistency is the key. You can't mix up US and Brittish spelling and word usage, otherwise, it'll be really confusing and annoying for the readers or listeners.