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    Hi!
    I have to write a writing assignment for English classes in school. I would be very grateful if anybody could correct my essay and make some changes if needed.

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    Pros and Cons of being a non-native English speaker
    Everybody knows that English is the most popular language in the World. People use it to communicate one another when they are abroad or if they are working in big companies with English speaking co-workers. The question is: Is it better to be a native speaker or it doesnít matter at all.
    First pro is that non-native speakers are more tolerant when it comes to grammar correctness. Even making a lot of mistakes wonít be as much noticeable by non-native speaker as by British for instance. Communication between non-native speakers for many people isnít as awkward as conversation with native speakers of any language.
    Another pro is that non-native speakers are more into improving their second or whichever it is for them language. More ambitious people are definitely more willing to be able to use foreign language on high level.
    Disadvantage of being a non-native speaker is pretty significant. Many people have a terrible fuzzy accent that makes conversation a challenge. Also wrong pronunciation may be a problem in communication. Various words are spelled the same but the only way of distinguishing these words is careful listening and knowing the context.
    Second con of being a non-native speaker is that in order to be able to use the language you obviously must learn it before. It takes a bit of time, depending on person more or less. Native speakers donít have to learn any other language because English is very popular in every part of the World.
    In my opinion it doesnít matter whether you are a native or non-native speaker because even Asian can speak as good as a British or American. The only thing that people may not be able to learn is accent, which still is important it isnít the most significant one.

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    The Pros and Cons of Being a Non-native English Speaker
    Everybody knows that English is the most popular language in the world. People use it to communicate to one another when they are abroad or if they are working in big companies with English speaking co-workers. The question is: Is it better to be a non-native speaker or it does it matter at all?

    The first pro is that non-native speakers are more tolerant when it comes to grammar correctness. Even making a lot of mistakes won’t be as noticeable by non-native speakers as by the British for instance. Communication between non-native speakers for many people isn’t as awkward as conversation with native speakers of any language.

    Another pro is that non-native speakers are more into improving their second language or whichever language it is for them. More ambitious people are definitely more willing to use foreign languages at a high level.

    A disadvantage of being a non-native speaker is pretty significant. Many people have a terrible fuzzy accent that makes conversation a challenge. Also, wrong pronunciation may be a problem in communication. Various words are spelled the same but the only way of distinguishing these words is careful listening and knowing the context.

    The second con of being a non-native speaker is that in order to be able to use the language you obviously must learn it before. It takes a bit of time, depending on the person more or less. Native speakers don’t have to learn any other language because English is very popular in every part of the world.

    In my opinion ,it doesn’t matter whether you are a native or non-native speaker because even Asians can speak as good as a British or American. The only thing that people may not be able to learn is accent, which still is important though it isn’t the most significant thing.

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    Thanks a lot!

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    Quote Originally Posted by EnglishFix View Post
    The Pros and Cons of Being a Non-native English Speaker
    Everybody knows that English is the most popular language in the world. People use it to communicate to one another when they are abroad or if they are working in big companies with English speaking co-workers. The question is: Is it better to be a non-native speaker or it does it matter at all?

    The first pro is that non-native speakers are more tolerant when it comes to grammar correctness. Even making a lot of mistakes wonít be as noticeable by non-native speakers as by the British for instance. Communication between non-native speakers for many people isnít as awkward as conversation with native speakers of any language.

    Another pro is that non-native speakers are more into improving their second language or whichever language it is for them. More ambitious people are definitely more willing to use foreign languages at a high level.

    A disadvantage of being a non-native speaker is pretty significant. Many people have a terrible fuzzy accent that makes conversation a challenge. Also, wrong pronunciation may be a problem in communication. Various words are spelled the same but the only way of distinguishing these words is careful listening and knowing the context.

    The second con of being a non-native speaker is that in order to be able to use the language you obviously must learn it before. It takes a bit of time, depending on the person more or less. Native speakers donít have to learn any other language because English is very popular in every part of the world.

    In my opinion ,it doesnít matter whether you are a native or non-native speaker because even Asians can speak as good as a British or American. The only thing that people may not be able to learn is accent, which still is important though it isnít the most significant thing.
    It is of limited value to the learner if you edit the essay. The text was clearly defined by the learner as being an assignment for a class. The learner may get a passing grade for this piece of work, but will not be able to perform in future essays. One learns by making mistakes and finding ways to correct these mistakes. Teachers are interested in what the learner knows, not what you know. It is acceptable to answer direct questions a learner has about a piece of work. It is also acceptable to edit work which is clearly not a homework assignment.

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