Re: correct English usage
On 04/03/2012 01:28 PM, Doug wrote:
On 04/03/2012 04:21 PM, Lisi wrote:
On Tuesday 03 April 2012 20:36:07 consultores wrote:
But in many, if not most, cases, has also been educated in it. And
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!
speakers are much more likely to be au fait with current usage.
Yes, but please remember that, Old English + Latin, built the Middle
English, and Modern English came from a mixture with other languages.
It is clearly reflected when English words are substituted by Latin
root words. At this time the meaning is different. I think that might in
any other language, there are colloquial and Academic Language.
I suppose that in this list, we could use an understandable language,
because it is more convenient for the users.
When I took the French Bac., the criterion laid down for the aural
exam was that marks would be awarded for speaking as would a native
explicitly in preference to the "correct" usage.
Here, i only can ask, what side of the dichotomy could be considered as
an undoubted true?