Can non-native speakers influence English?

As at 2006, English was the first language of more than 300 million people and second language of more— guess you know what that means at present. On English language, Professor Barbara Seidlhofer of the University of Vienna asserts: “…roughly only one out of every four users of the language in the world is a native speaker. This means that most interactions in English take place among ‘non-native’ speakers…” Consequently, non-native speakers will continue to influence the language, and their versions will eventually find their way into future English dictionaries.

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Tips you can’t miss

*English language has only one alphabet with 26 letters, contrary to ‘ 26 alphabets’ which is widely talked about. An alphabet is a set of letters arranged in a particular order. *’Widow’ is the only female form in English that is shorter than its corresponding male form ‘widower’. *’He is a talkative’ is a common error among non-native speakers of English. It is incorrect because ‘talkative’ is not a noun. *’Use to’ is not the present tense form of ‘used to’. Use ‘usually’ or ‘always’ to indicate what you do…

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