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BBC Editor Highlights Often Overlooked English Language Rule

BBC Editor Highlights Often Overlooked English Language Rule | English Language - BooBook Education | Scoop.it
When the BBC's Matthew Anderson tweeted this week the rules the English language has for the order in which adjectives should appear before a noun, he was retweeted 47,000 times. He says foreigners struggle with this concept, but native speakers do it naturally. The quote comes from a book called, The Elements of Eloquence: How to Turn the Perfect English Phrase, by Mark Forsyth.
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Lingofile worksheet 1.3.17. Here is an article for grammar aficionados! Get the worksheet on our website - and ask students to answer the questions for their language journals.

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Should your local councillor be able to spell? Because these candidates can't...

Should your local councillor be able to spell? Because these candidates can't... | English Language - BooBook Education | Scoop.it
For many candidates, it's not been their policy positions that have stood out. Instead, it's been their struggle with the English language.
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Public interest in language never diminishes, especially when it comes to spelling and grammar mistakes!

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The language the government tried to suppress

The language the government tried to suppress | English Language - BooBook Education | Scoop.it
Most of Singapore’s population speak the unofficial language or dialect known as Singlish. But why would the government rather it went away? James Harbeck takes a look.
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Singlish - ideal for a discussion about the globalisation of English, world Englishes, and standard English.

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