Re: correct English usage
On Wednesday 04 April 2012 01:53:37 consultores wrote:
> On 04/03/2012 02:38 PM, Lisi wrote:
> > On Tuesday 03 April 2012 22:04:24 consultores wrote:
> >>>> 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.
> >> Here, i only can ask, what side of the dichotomy could be considered as
> >> an undoubted true?
> > I'm sorry, I don't understand you, or I would answer. You are indicating
> > the problem. Words used in unusual ways are less comprehensible. (And
> > yes, I am sure that many others will have understood you. But sadly, I
> > have not.)
> > Lisi
> i tried saying that "correct/incorrect", the dichotomy, does not have
> any meaning by itself, it needs to be appended by "for", or who/what
> is involve.
I was quoting exam regulations, for which I was not responsible. You can see
that I have put "correct" in quotation marks precisely because it needs more
definition. But I would imagine that they meant "correct according to the
grammar books". And I did say "who/what is involve": those in Paris who
were responsible for the exam rules for the Baccalauréat.