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Re: correct English usage

On Tuesday 03 April 2012 20:36:07 consultores wrote:
> The other point, is that native speaker, does not mean "excellence"; it
> only mean that this person just speaks one dialect/language from the
> begining of his life!

But in many, if not most, cases, has also been educated in it.  And native 
speakers are much more likely to be au fait with current usage.

When I took the French Bac., the criterion laid down for the aural English 
exam was that marks would be awarded for speaking as would a native speaker, 
explicitly in preference to the "correct" usage.


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