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    We know English is the language learned by people worldwide. Everyone asks for it.
    May I say "English has a good demand in the present world." or "English has a better value in this present world."? I actually meant English is required everywhere.

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    Re: demand

    You might say "English is the dominant language in today's world".
    Last edited by MikeNewYork; 10-Mar-2014 at 06:36. Reason: typo

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    Yes. Can't I say "English is the dominant language in today's world so it has much demand almost everywhere."?

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    Re: demand

    Quote Originally Posted by kite View Post
    May I say "English has a good demand in the present world." or "English has a better value in this present world."?
    You can't use either of those sentences if you want to mean that English is required everywhere, since neither means that. We say, "English is in great demand", or "There is a great demand for English," not "English has a demand". Your second sentence doesn't work because you've used a comparative 'better', but you haven't made a comparison. Mike has given a good sentence, but it really depends on what you specifically want to say. "English is required everywhere" is a good sentence, but not entirely correct.
    Last edited by 5jj; 09-Mar-2014 at 07:36. Reason: QUOTE shoretened

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    Re: demand

    We don't say "English has a good demand in the present world" or "English has a better value in this present world."

    We can say "There is a great demand/call for English in today's world" or "English is in great demand ...".

    ps: I was beaten to it.
    Last edited by 5jj; 09-Mar-2014 at 10:01. Reason: typo

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    Re: demand

    What does "You might sat" mean?

    Last edited by Odessa Dawn; 10-Mar-2014 at 10:09. Reason: Space.

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    Re: demand

    It was a typo. "You might say".

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    Re: demand

    I'd say only "English is a required language in today's world".

    Not a teacher nor native speaker.
    Please, correct all my mistakes. I should know English perfectly and if you show me my mistakes I will achieve my dream a little bit faster. A lot of thanks.

    Not a teacher nor a native speaker.

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    Re: demand

    Quote Originally Posted by Boris Tatarenko View Post
    I'd say only "English is a required language in today's world".

    Not a teacher nor native speaker.
    That's not the case, Boris. There are probably many more situations in which English is not a required language than where it is.

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    #10

    Re: demand

    It seems odd to me to say that English in in demand. English speakers are in demand.

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