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  • I think this is too much.If we continue in this way then we will have lingua franca and no English at all as a unique language.i am not a native speaker but I just followed the rules and think that if you learn the language accept it with all difficulties and no omission of anything!

  • I agree with you, Alla.
    One of the things that puzzles me about ELF supporters is their proposal that, in ELF, the final -s in 3rd person singular present verbs should be omitted (so we would say: I remember, you remember, she remember). But most people using English as a second language have mother tongues whose morphology is far far more complex than that of English. So why would someone who is used to verbs having 30 or 40 different forms be fazed by English, whose verbs only have four forms?!

  • I strongly believe we should learn and speak proper English. Basic grammar rules must be followed in speech and writing.
    The English language should have its own identity as other languages.
    I love the English language though I’m not a native-speaker. I’m learning the beauty of this language in depth.
    Please do not pollute the English language with the many ‘Englishes’ found throughout the world.

  • I believe that English language should progress and develop in a way that its grammatical rules are neither manipulated and thus nor damaged.

    To put an example, it is acceptable to introduce new phrasal adverbs that are associated with contemporary technology and other words which are linked to the world of business. However, it would be wrong to introduce the lingua franca as the new grammatical landmark.