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    Polish needed?

    Dear Teachers,

    Please tell me if the following three sentences need a bit of polishing up, particularly words in bold.

    1. My English friends, on the contrary, would maintain their “British accent” more evidently while in Australia, and that made me wonder if it had anything to do with a desire to proclaim their identity.

    2. It is, of course, inevitable for some outsiders to approach the way this group speaks.

    3. Consequently, their learning does not only involve issues with linguistics but, in a larger sense, with ever-changing multiple social identities as well.

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    Jenny

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    Re: Polish needed?

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    Then I doubt if anybody will respond. We post questions and responses here so that all members have to opportunity to read them.

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    Re: Polish needed?

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    maintain their “British accent” more evidently
    I don't think this works- maintenance is not making something more marked. Also, I see no reason for the inverted commas around British accent.

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    Re: Polish needed?

    Dear Teachers,

    Please tell me if the following three sentences need a bit of polishing up, particularly words in bold.

    1. My English friends, on the contrary, would maintain their “British accent” more evidently while in Australia, and that made me wonder if it had anything to do with a desire to proclaim their identity.

    2. It is, of course, inevitable for some outsiders to approach the way this group speaks.

    3. Consequently, their learning does not only involve issues with linguistics but, in a larger sense, with ever-changing multiple social identities as well.

    Note: This post will be deleted shortly after potential answers have been given and received.

    Jenny
    Just so you know that this is not how forums work.

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    Re: Polish needed?

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    Then I doubt if anybody will respond. We post questions and responses here so that all members have to opportunity to read them.
    Well, thanks for reminding me of that, dear 5jj, but this time is ... let's just say different...there won't be any more removals, I promise.

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    Re: Polish needed?

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    I don't think this works- maintenance is not making something more marked. Also, I see no reason for the inverted commas around British accent.
    How about forcefully?

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    Re: Polish needed?

    How about would accentuate?

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    Re: Polish needed?

    Quote Originally Posted by Tdol View Post
    How about would accentuate?
    Accentuate the British accent? Isn't it a bit mouthful?

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    Re: Polish needed?

    Quote Originally Posted by Tdol View Post
    How about would accentuate?
    How about tone up their British accent?
    Last edited by Jenniferhu; 22-Apr-2012 at 12:01.

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    Re: Polish needed?

    Sounds to much like going to the gym to me. Exaggerate? Their British accents would become more marked?

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