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  1. cactus-jack

    cactus-jack Guest Guest User

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    i was not talking about accents or dialects i was talking about english - i repeat there is only one real correct english and that is the original british english as described in the collins dictionary as opposed to the american language that is described in the websters dictionary - and it is offensive to me when i hear other fellow americans strutting about the world stage saying that their english is the greatest or more correct or more popular or more whatever and many websites and software companies i believe give the option when signing up if we want british english or american english and as for the fall of the british empire has it fallen i did not notice and i think we americans should be more interested in the possible fall of the american empire if there is such a thing and preventing it
     
  2. Knowdafish

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    I think all of what you stated is a matter of opinion. Thank you for stating yours.
     
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  3. Rye83

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    That is your opinion concerning which dialect is better. I personally don't see any dialect as correct or proper. Your Location will determine what would be more proper to use.

    As for the British Empire falling, I'm referring to all the colonies and territories they once maintained. That has come and gone and not much dispute can be made on that.

    The American "Empire" is not so much a territorial one but an economic, political and military empire. This will in time, as all empires have, fall. Unfortunately the US economy plays such a huge part in the world that if we hurt, most other will feel a slight pinch as well......but in no stretch of the imagination would it be the end of the world. Someone else would just step up, likely China and Russia.
     
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    Ah! I won't get sacked into a political conversation. Almost got myself there.
     
  5. c_rymz

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    Well, I would not give you any more Krapp if you have a published book on "Good English" and your book is being used as a reference in grammar discussions. Then, I might just say that I am using your book as a reference. Perhaps you have authored a book? I would love to read it and check the contents, so I, too, would understand the grammatical error I made. It will really help me a lot to learn more about grammar since I work as an editor. It will bring me more income to learn more.

    The true mark of intelligence after all is to be able to learn from mistakes. So, if I did have a grammar error, I would be willing to learn your way with grammar. That is only if there is a rule in grammar that contradicts the distinction I made in previous posts.
     
  6. c_rymz

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    You are correct cactus-jack. British English is the only English. However, in my line of work, we need to make consistency a part of the job. Thus, we call it "American English" if terms like "neighbor" and "labor" (among other terms) are present and "British English" if terms like "neighbour" and "labour" (among other terms) are present.

    However, the Philippine education adapts "American English".
     
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    And by the way, since you said I am incorrect, please tell me if "good" as an adjective and "English" as a noun which is the subject of the adjective is wrong.

    You do not have to tell me that I am incorrect if there is a grammar book that says so.
     
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    C_rymz, as a former high school and college English instructor in the US, I noticed several basic subject/verb agreement errors you made in one of your posts, and I can point those out to you IF you think that would be helpful to you as a copy editor. I believe that you are Filipino and I admire and respect your grasp of the English language. If you’re interested, email me (jjcarson@aol.com), and I will gladly show you the subject/verb agreement section in an English grammar text.
     
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    It's getting better by the day, I am impressed how much good, fair discussion is going on...

    Ah, "John" what's my origin?
     
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