beleaguered: overused, even when we spell it correctly
In an American context you may run for office (but please stand in countries with parliamentary systems) and your car may sometimes run on gasoline instead of petrol. But if you use corn in the American sense you should explain that this is maize to most people (unless it is an old chestnut). Trains run from railway stations, not train stations. The people in them, and on buses, are passengers, not riders. Cars are hired, not rented. City centres are not central cities. For most people football is a game—you do not have to call it a sport—that Americans call soccer. London is the country's capital, not the nation's. If you wish to build a nation, you will bind its peoples together; if you wish to build a state, you will forge its institutions. Ex-servicemen are not necessarily veterans. In Britain, though cattle and pigs may be raised, children are (or should be) brought up. That will involve having them at school, not in it. When they fall ill, they may be in hospital (not in the hospital, still less hospitalised).
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