whats the difference between queens language and normal british enlish. is the queen is honourable elizabeth?
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(1) May I comment on your charming question?
(2) You may wish to know that way back in 1906 two brothers published a book on good English. They called it THE KING'S ENGLISH. The United Kingdom had a king at that time.
I don't mean to bother you about punctuation again, but I'd like to know why you put a comma instead of a semicolon before "it" in the following sentence:
"The Queen's English" is just an expression, it means British English."
I thought a semicolon would be mandatory because the sentence contains two independent clauses. It's my understanding that one can separate two independent clauses with a conjunction, semicolon or dash. But not with a comma. Wrong?
Thanks a lot for answering my question.
Last edited by Allen165; 21-Mar-2010 at 01:26.