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  1. jezla666@hotmail.com
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    queens language

    whats the difference between queens language and normal british enlish. is the queen is honourable elizabeth?

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    Re: queens language

    Quote Originally Posted by jezla666@hotmail.com View Post
    whats the difference between queens language and normal british enlish. is the queen is honourable elizabeth?
    "The Queen's English" is just an expression, it means British English.

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    Re: queens language

    Quote Originally Posted by jezla666@hotmail.com View Post
    whats the difference between queens language and normal british enlish. is the queen is honourable elizabeth?

    *****NOT A TEACHER*****

    Good afternoon.

    (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.

    Thank you.

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    Re: queens language

    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
    "The Queen's English" is just an expression, it means British English.
    Hi, Bhaisahab,

    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 02:26.

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