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    Anonymous Guest

    Standard English

    "Standard English is the best English and any deviation from its norm involves a lowering of standards."

    How true is this statement??

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    Language evolves over time, because we're not machines. Rules guide us. They don't control us, nor should we allow them to.

    Iain

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    Tdol is online now Editor, UsingEnglish.com
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    It's very judgmental. Many would disagree with it completely. Standard English is, IMO, the most widely understood, which makes it very useful, but deviations are not necessarily inferior.

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