Quiz: Can You Guess What These Common Items Are Called in English?
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Can You Guess What These Common Items Are Called in English?
By: Maria Trimarchi
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About This Quiz

Most social animals, such as bees, apes, and even ants communicate with each other, but only humans have developed different languages. All languages are unique and have been evolving for centuries, but American English is different. Relatively new, American English is basically a variation or dialect of British English, but it's not uncommon for an American and British person to misunderstand each other.

In the United States, a lot of people speak their own version of American English since they come from widely diverse language backgrounds. Even though 80 percent of Americans speak English, the United States still does not have an official language. The linguistic landscape of America is widely diverse, but if you live in this country, you will probably recognize all of these common English words. Whether you're learning the language, live in the United Kingdom, or you're a native speaker, who was born and raised in the United States, let's see how strong your English vocabulary is with this exciting quiz that features 50 of the most frequently used word in America.

Are you a master of English language or your vocabulary skills are still not perfect? Take this quiz to find it out and learn some interesting, odd, and surprising facts about the most common English words along the way.

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