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    #1

    Would native speaker speak like this one ?

    Dear all,

    Would native speaker speak like this one ?

    Well I guess that in many ways, nowadays learning a language is quite important, and the main reason would probably be that it can help you get a job, it can make your more aware of other cultures and stuff like that.

    Many thanks

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    Re: Would native speaker speak like this one ?

    NOT A TEACHER

    Well I guess that in many ways, nowadays learning a language is quite important, and the main reason would probably be that it can help you get a job, it can make your more aware of other cultures and stuff like that.


    In informal UK English I'd write this as follows:

    Well, I guess that learning a language is quite important in many ways, the main reasons would probably be that it can help you get a job, make you more aware of other cultures, stuff like that.

    The only reason that I've removed nowadays is that it's a bit clumsy in the same sentence as many ways because of the rhyme. You could use either nowadays or in many ways, but I wouldn't use both.

    Some people would replace guess with suppose in UK English, as guess is used more widely in US English – but if you're neither a UK nor a US native speaker, you get to choose whichever you like best!

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