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When English Language Declines

By Tlb
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“It’s no secret that English is a complicated language to learn and use properly, especially when it’s not a person’s first language. Sadly, though, it is often the case that non-native English speakers have a better command of the language than many Americans.”

When I first read the statement above, I thought, maybe the author to this blog doesn’t really like to learn English language at all. There was a thought in me, until it made me bring an idea to thoroughly read the whole posted article.

This is then where my mind was changed when Robyn Rudish-Laning, writer of the said statement above including his post “The Decline of the English Language” when he specifically pointed out why people are making English language complicated?

He said there are more than 400,000 words in the English language. “That’s 400,000 different ways to express thoughts and ideas with single words, and virtually endless possibilities of combinations. With all these options, why can’t people properly express themselves using English?” It brings me—and perhaps you as well, to a deep thinking.

He emphasized why some people prefer to use grammatically incorrect sentence structures and misspelled words or jumbles of letters, numbers and symbols. Worse, there are people who really likes to write English sentence “aS comPlic8ed as dZ”. So sad, isn’t it? Wherever you are in the continent, teachers and other educators must have been lamenting over this crooked trend that is honestly slowly killing the language that we know—and love.

Yes, it’s good that there are people from different races and ethnicities around the world who strive to learn English language and improve it. It is even a great appraise for these people to fluently speak, write, and understand English when in fact; it is not their native tongue at all.

No offense for those who are native to English language but they honestly became too familiar with their idiom to the extent of not being dedicated to improvise their knowledge with it at all. Students, for example, rely on spell-checking software to fix their mistakes. “Many adults can’t distinguish between the various parts of speech. Most college students seem unable to give a presentation without uttering “like” in the middle of most sentences.” Indeed, reality bites, and hurts as well.

I personally hope that this article will serve as an eye opener to you to improve your English skills. Don’t settle for what you know today regarding English. At the same time, avoid doing deeds that would honestly make English declines. Start changing your perspective in this area before it’s too late.

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