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    Need to get the usage of the world in advanced English. How Can I improve that ?

    Need to get the usage of the world in advanced English. How Can I improve that ?

    Is there any site which I can refer and will guide me on the path.

    Please help.

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    Re: Need to get the usage of the world in advanced English. How Can I improve that ?

    Quote Originally Posted by Madankar.Mukta View Post
    Need to get the usage of the world in advanced English.
    I'm afraid I have no idea what you mean by that. Can you try to express the thought in other words?

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    Re: Need to get the usage of the world in advanced English. How Can I improve that ?

    I think he means, "I need to understand the usage of advanced World English."
    If that is the case,
    Madankar.Mukta, you want to learn proper English, like most learners here. You could try reading world news in English language newspapers.

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    Re: Need to get the usage of the world in advanced English. How Can I improve that ?

    I Googled "world english." The most helpful article I found was in Wikipedia, which says that ". . . there is no consensus on the path to this goal. There have been many proposals for making International English more accessible to people from different nationalities. Basic English is an example, but it failed to make progress. . . ."

    So today, world English doesn't exist, and my sense is that it never will. That suggests that it's better to just study English and let grandiose English lovers fend for themselves.

    Or in short: there's no such thing as world English.
    I'm not a teacher. I speak American English. I've tutored writing at the University of Southern Maine and have done a good deal of copy editing and writing, occasionally for publication.

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    Re: Need to get the usage of the world in advanced English. How Can I improve that ?

    Quote Originally Posted by Charlie Bernstein View Post

    Or in short: there's no such thing as world English.
    That is true. But one of the textbooks for a linguistics course I did was called "World Englishes".
    And here's another:
    http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/journ...ISSN)1467-971X

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    Re: Need to get the usage of the world in advanced English. How Can I improve that ?

    Interesting! It kind of blows the British/American binary system out of the water, doesn't it? I've often thought that there are as many Englishes as there are people who speak it.
    I'm not a teacher. I speak American English. I've tutored writing at the University of Southern Maine and have done a good deal of copy editing and writing, occasionally for publication.

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    Being an Aussie, I've always had a healthy contempt for the over-emphasis on the binary British/American concept!

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    Re: Need to get the usage of the world in advanced English. How Can I improve that ?

    Being an American, it's always bemused me that every English-speaking person in the world is expected to use British English except Americans.

    Maybe y'all have just given up on us!

    (The terms y'all, yous, and yiz were devised by enterprising Americans responding to the English-speaking world's desparate longing for a plural second-person pronoun.)
    I'm not a teacher. I speak American English. I've tutored writing at the University of Southern Maine and have done a good deal of copy editing and writing, occasionally for publication.

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    Re: Need to get the usage of the world in advanced English. How Can I improve that ?

    Quote Originally Posted by Charlie Bernstein View Post
    it's always bemused me that every English-speaking person in the world is expected to use British English except Americans.
    I don't know where you get that idea from.

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    Re: Need to get the usage of the world in advanced English. How Can I improve that ?

    Quote Originally Posted by Piscean View Post
    I don't know where you get that idea from.
    Uh - from right here! Exhibit A: Raymott's Aussie English.
    I'm not a teacher. I speak American English. I've tutored writing at the University of Southern Maine and have done a good deal of copy editing and writing, occasionally for publication.

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