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    English native speaker v native English speaker






    English native speakers are those whose cradle tongue isn't English. On the other hand, native English speakers are those whose mother tongue is English. Am I right?



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    Re: English native speaker v native English speaker

    Quote Originally Posted by Odessa Dawn View Post





    English native speakers are those whose cradle tongue isn't English. On the other hand, native English speakers are those whose mother tongue is English. Am I right?


    I wouldn't call someone whose mother tongue (what you have called "cradle tongue") is not English an "English native speaker". I might say that they "speak English like a native".
    For me "an English native speaker" is an unnatural statement. A "native English speaker" is someone whose mother tongue is English.
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