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  1. mischa4
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    English/ British

    Hi,

    I was just writing another post and wrote I have an 'English' colleague. Would it be more correct if I said I have a 'British' colleague?

    What's the difference between describing someone as 'English' and describing them as 'British'?

    Thanks!

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    Re: English/ British

    Quote Originally Posted by mischa4 View Post
    Hi,

    I was just writing another post and wrote I have an 'English' colleague. Would it be more correct if I said I have a 'British' colleague?

    What's the difference between describing someone as 'English' and describing them as 'British'?

    Thanks!
    English refers to someone from England.
    British refers to someone from England, Scotland, or Wales.

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