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American English – A Contradiction in Terms, Why American Students Have Trouble With the SAT

The correct English language as used in the United States is not very different from the language spoken in other parts of the world. Except for some minor spelling discrepancies and some words whose meaning is slightly different, the language defined as correct in the US SAT and used in edited documents and publications differs little from country to country. However, Americans seem to deviate more from the written standard in their language than English speakers in almost any other country. While
accents certainly vary, and some unidiomatic usages are common in the speech of non-native English speakers, none of these seem to pose as much of a problem for English learners as sloppy and poorly formed expressions in American. And none appear to require further editing to meet university language standards. papers.

It seems that most British, Swedish, German, French and Polish academics speak English, which is much closer to an acceptable edited language. This linguistic misconduct among American educators is a serious disservice to the students. An example: On a DVD accompanying an astronomical text, several important astronomers (who remain anonymous) gave brief explanations of astronomical phenomena. Errors of the kind commonly dealt with in the SAT abounded in the speech of the
American scientists, while the language of foreign astronomers, including those from non-English speaking countries, conformed much better to the SAT standards.

The fact that academics in the US so consistently ignore these standards is evident from these examples and is of great concern as they serve as intellectual role models for students. Everyone makes mistakes when speaking, but it’s not uncommon to hear good English speakers. be corrected after (or in the midst of) an error. Americans appear to be unaware of syntactic violations and the harmful effects they cause, both in terms of how their language makes an impression on others and the harm they do to the
English language. Students. Repetition: For example: Redundancy is not acceptable in refined English.

This repetition is sometimes called a pleonasm. This is particularly annoying: [we] are producing an increasingly sophisticated model of the universe. These are acceptable: “An increasingly sophisticated model”

“An increasingly sophisticated model”This type of mistake should be avoided in written English and is sought out and corrected by any good editor.