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  1. Anonymous
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    #1

    Standard English

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

    How true is this statement??

  2. #2
    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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    #3
    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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