Modern English

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Modern English is the form of English spoken since the Great Vowel Shift, completed in roughly 1750.

Despite some differences in vocabulary, texts from the early 17th century, such as the works of William Shakespeare and the King James Bible, are considered to be written in Modern English, or more specifically, are referred to as using Early Modern English.

Modern English has a large number of varieties spoken in diverse countries throughout the world. Most of these, however, are mutually intelligible, although there are slight differences in pronunciation and, very often, many words which are specific to each variety. This includes American English, Australian English, British English, Canadian English, Caribbean English, Hiberno-English, Indo-Pakistani English, New Zealand English, Philippine English, Singaporean English, and South African English.


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