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Thread: What do you think about UK Grammar and the Received Pronounciation?

  1. What do you think about UK Grammar and the Received Pronounciation?

    Since I come from a former British colony, our education system is based on the British model, while UK English is the norm, from spelling to pronunciation, kindergarten to college. I also learnt New Englishes in college (Linguistics), such as New Zealand's, American, Scottish and a score of others. Somehow I fell in love with the American model. If you would like to improve your grammar today, would UK English and the Received Pronounciation (RP) be your first choice? Share your thought.

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    For me UK literature are far more stricter than US, because UK's seems to more perfectionist..

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    Having worked and lived with individuals of different nationalities, I am continuously trying to improve my use of English which is my second language (Dutch by mothertongue). My use of grammar is far from perfect according to any model; somehow I tend to develop some kind of 'international' English, especially when it comes to pronunciation. From the different models, I prefer to stay as close as possible to American English however.

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    I'm English but tend to write in an American style online, if I can. Just because most visitors are from the US.

    So I do spellings as say color rather than colour or realize rather than realise.

  5. I think Andy hit the nail on the head -- we write in the language of our readers.
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    Always wondered about this. Seems to me I see "favourite" instead of "favorite" more often. My guess is a fair amount of people wouldn't even notice these spelling differences now. Though it still catches my eye as its not how I was taught how to spell it.

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    WHat's funny is UK textbooks for college are cheaper than US ones...used to order the computer science/math texts from Great Britian to save about 15-20 percent...same info, just different spelling.

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    United kingdom English is hard for me because it's grammar and pronunciation is very tough. I will try to learn soon.

  9. Well to be honest I think that I mix some of the spelling of British and American words,English is not my native language,I learned it myself at a very young age,so I don't really know of the difference,I just write the way I think is right,and that's the only way I know...

  10. Quote Originally Posted by Jammyjoker View Post
    United kingdom English is hard for me because it's grammar and pronunciation is very tough. I will try to learn soon.
    Isn't the Queen's English more common in India?
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