American English is often considered simpler when it comes to learning English. American English is the English that many hear the most because of its important cultural influence. Whether in film, music, literature or business, American English is often the language of international exchange.
New technologies have led to the invention of brand new English words, such as the verbs Tweet and unfriend. The same is true for some common nouns such as selfie, which was chosen by the Oxford English Dictionary as the word of the year in 2013. Merriam-Webster chose they as the 2019 word of the year. According to time.com “The singular ‘they’ is a pronoun used to refer to a person whose gender identity is nonbinary.” In addition, in their article about the selection, Merriam-Webster explained, “English famously lacks a gender-neutral singular pronoun to correspond neatly with singular pronouns like everyone or someone, and as a consequence they has been used for this purpose for over 600 years.” Modern English: 500 years old and still evolving!