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    Does written standard english differ between countries? Examples?

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    Re: Written standard english

    There are many differences in both spoken and written English from country to country.
    British English spelling is a fine example.
    American: color
    British: colour

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    Re: Written standard english

    I'm not a teacher, but here's another example of difference in standard English between various countries:
    Preposition choice

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    Re: Written standard english

    And whether we're rhotic or non-rhotic:
    RHOTIC AND NON-RHOTIC - Encyclopedia.com

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    Re: Written standard english

    Quote Originally Posted by Tdol View Post
    And whether we're rhotic or non-rhotic:
    RHOTIC AND NON-RHOTIC - Encyclopedia.com

    You're a better man than I if you can detect the presence or absence of rhoticism in written English!

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    Re: Written standard english

    Good point. Mind you, you might see some sorrrrrt of spelling to suggest it in written direct speech.

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