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The English language language has a long and varied history which is, not unnaturally, bound up with the history of England.
 
The English language language has a long and varied history which is, not unnaturally, bound up with the history of England.
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One of the consequences of this long and varied history is that English [[spelling]] no longer corresponds particularly well with English [[pronunciation]], giving rise to calls for spelling reform.
  
 
==Number of words in English.==
 
==Number of words in English.==

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English is the language we all teach.

History of English

The English language language has a long and varied history which is, not unnaturally, bound up with the history of England.

One of the consequences of this long and varied history is that English spelling no longer corresponds particularly well with English pronunciation, giving rise to calls for spelling reform.

Number of words in English.

Although you will sometimes find statements to the effect that "English has more words than any other language", the situation is by no means so clear cut.


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