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June 22, 2006

What is Correct English?

Cambridge Grammar-1.jpg What is correct English? A new grammar book, to be released across Japan next week, may either answer the question, or perhaps confuse readers more. 'Cambridge Grammar of English' by Ronald Carter and Michael McCarthy, published by Cambridge University Press, started quite a controversy when first published in Britain. As most people know, English taught in schools and the English written and spoken in daily life can be quite different. Respectively, they are known as prescriptive and descriptive grammar. Carter and McCarthy are attempting to show living English, which has upset quite a few conservative readers it was reported.
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