Poll: Nowadays, it is fine to say you can speak Standard English with any accent.

Nowadays, it is fine to say you can speak Standard English with any accent.

True
False

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  • Votes: 428
  • Comments: 4
  • Added: June 2004

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alex

I went for a job in a school and at the interview was told by the interviewer that the fact that standardised English was not taugtht in schools was "short-changing the kids" as "no CEO in a multi-national firm speaks with a regional accent." Unfortunately he's right , especially when many of us have problems with 'real' English accents.

Alexhater

DON'T LISTEN TO ALEX, HE IS AN IDIOT!

AlexCaM

Alex?? Who?

Day

If someone says 'Paris' in a strong french accent they miss out the 's' and say it Paree (with the 'r' sounding very unlike an English 'r', more like a running g).
Would that still count as standard english? Or is it the grammar alone that makes it so?

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