This tag is for questions specifically related to the English language as spoken and written in the USA. If you are interested in a difference between American English and British English, please use transatlantic-differences.

American English is a set of dialects of the English language used mostly in the United States. Approximately two-thirds of the world's native speakers of English live in the United States.

In USA, the federal government has no official language, and English is considered the de facto language of the United States. English has been given official status by 30 of the 50 state governments.

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