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What are the disadvantages of learning English?

Amanda Johnson

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William Cain on April 24, 2019

Much more serious disadvantage for learners of English is the extension of the vocabulary. Since English draws from many different sources for vocabulary words (Latin, Greek, French, German, Sanskrit, etc) we often have many words to express the same concept. (For example, 'heaven' and 'sky' both point to that place on the floor above, but they have different languages of origin) . Another disadvantage of English is its reliance on rigid word order for meaning. Other languages that have meaning built into the words themselves, (the German, the English is the mother tongue, is a good example) are able to be more free with word order, which may be more tolerant to the students.


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