I try to re-write an article which was read by me
open for structural correction.
British columnist-newspaper Simon Heffer discuss about his releasing book 'Strictly English; the Correct Way to Write and Why it Matters', addressing for native speakers.
For recent years, I was routine sending email to my friend in this newspaper for few weeks to brighten about their mistake of English language using. Gladly, this is valuable. This email, however, circulates in the internet and now releasing on paper's website which is followed by several members. One of them was ended up inbox of a publisher at Random House last year then released a invitation to me. He asked me whether I would write a book just what constituted correct English, however it contains challenge. The former is relatively easy to do, once one has armed with Oxford English Dictionary (OED) and others are reputable grammar book based on the superficial research result. The latter, being a matter for debate, is less straightforward.
I assume, my attention in language rose in the school edge. Take some lessons, French, Latin, and Greek, have been expanded my own world with the words. When I studied German later on, sister tongue is interested me to know more about big impact of English. Furthermore, I observed that words have a specific meaning to avoid misunderstanding, so correction stance for the suitable way. Grammar was also fascinated me, and especially by the logic that drove it, there was a common to all the other languages I knew. I was un-ambitious in those days my living earns from writing. But, I just believe that my English using has walked in the correct way.
Studying English in the University force me to know more about what the word meant; why the writer chooses noun rather that the others, why we should aware about subjects verbs in a sentence and why that no adjectives, in George Orwell's case, at all. Was the ambiguity in a certain order or words deliberate or incidental? The entire question of communication was sourced in such things. This is encouraged me to know more about language history in my second part of my degree. Studying how word has changed their meaning and the evolution of grammar is very keen to know depth. Furthermore, language has a deeply meaning for me not only as tools but also become my main favorite.
Can English ever be fixed? Of course not, it is always according to the textual field. We can see contextual meaning influences the word and also the evolution of those. What that was happen in the differences of word meaning usually happen in several field of study. According to this case we should make a standardization dictionary now. Since OED was completed in 1928, many writers refer their English pattern based on it. This is acceptable for avoiding ambiguity reason.
Actually, this standard is that I hope Strictly English is looked. Our language has a great settlement and codified, in which is stereotyped people recognized and comfort with. All of my books are commanded and explained about those standards and helped people capable to reach English in their tongue. We intend to use new words to describe new things; but we do not need wrong words to describe the right things, when the right words exist. Moreover, English grammar should not become debate material. It has logical and rational reason for us to stick it on.
Some groups of people often utilize language for their internal community consume; state officials, academics, lawyers, certain breed scientist as an examples. They talk to each other in private language. Nevertheless, we could not judge this as a fault while in the internal official document language has been acceptable to avoid satire for other major. In other side, the understandable purpose of writing is not equal with the reader intelligent. Banker which has not understood about psychologist bulletin cannot judge as a foolish, this proved language using is contextually.
Many authorized writers seems have lost of knack to communicate with other outside their close environment. Most of scientist was billingualist, indeed if asked to write for publication outside their field-such as a newspaper- they can automatically revive their writing logically in plain English. They do not immerse themselves such a trend while their write for journals. This is important to view about the writing purpose itself. While, scientist wrote in journals is such a superior evidence of discover succeed, in order to prove their ability in their society, it is monotony, expansive, and abstruse. Those who write in such a way perhaps are not discouraged, unless what is considered acceptable within their disciplines changes.
The ideal style was understandable to any intelligent person. If you confused to communicate with select group, such tips that I will give you; trying to practice in the large audience or even a small one that you wish could understand your meaning or writing of the sort that possible. This sort functions is kept by general public thanks and net someone who might published someday. In the forward, the advent of internet can be used to spread widely instead having sort writing damagingly effects on the syntax and make it to be infected.