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  • Case Of The English And The Chinese
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    The treatment of the Chinese by the British, during the take over of their country, was just like that of the Africans. The British took over the land and the government, took advantage of the people and exploited them for their resources. The English accomplished these things differently in each situation, but each time, the results were the same. One of the most important aspects of imperialism is the take over of government. The English accomplished this in several ways. Some of the "Unfair T...
  • Various Aspects Of English Society
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    1999-09-10 Complicated censorship during the Enlightenment forced many philosophes to use satire as a tool to express their criticism towards European society. Through great works of literature, the philosophes were able to effectively use ridicule and satire to criticize many aspects of European society. Swift's A Modest Proposal applied sarcasm and irony to create an atmosphere of humour. This atmosphere allowed him to criticize English policies and absentee English landlords in an effort to s...
  • Great Help To The English Settlers
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    Squanto Squanto is a Native American who lived in the early seventeenth century in what is now the Northeast United States. When the English came to this area of America to settle, they became very fond of Squanto and used him as a translator due to his unique knowledge of the English language acquired through an earlier voyage to Europe. Squanto helped the Pilgrims adapt to their new surroundings by providing them with the knowledge that he and his ancestors used to survive when they first sett...
  • Sixteenth Century The Use Of London English
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    Standardization of the English Language There are several important events before 1500 that when listed together show a series of steps in the struggle for English language supremacy. These steps are mainly governmental, legal and official events that pushed English usage. In 1356 The Sheriff's Court in London and Middlesex were conducted in English for the first time. When Parliament opened in 1362 the Statute of Pleading was issued declaring English as a language of the courts as well as of Pa...
  • My Vocabulary And English Skills
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    People say that parents are teachers of good and bad English. People also judge people on how they speak, whether the language is incorrect or just simply inappropriate. I think I had the best of both worlds with my parents. First of all, my mother is very articulate and has a very large vocabulary. Ever since I can remember she was correcting me on how I spoke and how I wrote. I always would get so mad at her for doing that, but I realize now that my vocabulary and English skills are better tha...
  • Money And The Army
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    WAR FROM THE 16 TH AND 17 TH CENTURY TO INVENTION OF GUNPOWDER The invention of the powerful artillery guns would change man's role in warring engagements. The artillery guns at first were very limited by their own design. The guns were very heavy and had to be transported by water, which meant that only towns and fortresses that were close to a body of water could be attacked with artillery also known as the cannon. There were also some fortresses that were impervious to the early cannon attack...
  • Shakespeare's Ability To Mold The English Language
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    The English language has been in constant transition throughout its history, but the most significant transformation in modern English can be credited to William Shakespeare. With Shakespeare's invention of commonly used expressions, his creation of new words, and his use of iambic pentameter, he was able to affect the language in a way that no person since has. Shakespeare's influence on modern English is not only visible in everyday speech, but also in the fact that his work has survived over ...
  • Argument Against The Adverbial Prepositional Use
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    Due To Due to a lack of attention or understanding of English grammar, many Americans have, for several generations, used the adjective due as part of a prepositional phrase to introduce adverbial elements- to the disapproval of some strict grammarians. Although I prefer their prescription, for reasons of style, I must oppose their claim to correctness, on the pragmatic grounds of logic and sensibility. The most shakily grounded argument against the adverbial use is one of etiquette or style. Wi...
  • English Language
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    "English is Everyone's Second Language". English is, to date, the world's most influential language. Over one thousand million people throughout the world speak at least some. English is used as a common tongue, uniting speakers of different languages. It is used in governments and means of travel worldwide. A fantastic amount of media such as books, newspapers, television and movies from across the world are all in the English language. As is a great amount of music. Especially important in thi...
  • It In Learning English
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    With the evolution of Information Technology in the past ten years, IT has been widely used in Education undoubtedly. How is learning if English being affected? in this essay, I shall discuss the pros and cons of using IT in learning English. One clear advantage of using IT to learn English is that it provides assistance in learning English with an untiring tutor. Many English CD-ROMS provide students with answer key and explanation. this facilitates set-learning. It can also enhance communicati...
  • Countries Use English
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    Language Autobiography Language is used all over the world. It is a very important part of our every day lives. In the British Isles alone there are sixty million native speakers. In America, there are 70% of native speakers and most countries use English as a 2nd or 3rd language. About 300 years ago America had to choose between German or English as their 1st language. The country chose English, but added their own words and changed the accent. For example instead of using 'rubbish bin', Americ...
  • Conditional Tenses And The Conditional Sentences
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    INTRODUCTION There are several structures in English that are called "Conditionals". Condition means "situation or circumstance". When we think about conditionals we normally refer to the sentences in which we are saying that the occurrence of one event depends on the other event. Although the various Conditional forms might seem quite abstract at first, they are actually some of the most useful structures in English and are commonly included in daily conversation. People sometimes call conditio...
  • Your Own Version Of The English Language
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    The English language is the language spoken by an estimated 300 million people as a first language in the UK, Ireland, the USA, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand. It has official status in over fifty countries, notably in sub-Saharan Africa and southern Asia, and is the most widely used second language in the world. Germanic speakers began settling in England from northern Germany and southern Denmark from about AD 450, and Viking invasions in the 9th century added a Scandinavian element to the...

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