Standard English

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Standard English

n.
The variety of English that is generally acknowledged as the model for the speech and writing of educated speakers, especially when contrasted with speech varieties that are limited to or characteristic of a certain region or social group.

Stand′ard Eng′lish


n.
the English language in its most widely accepted form, as written and spoken by educated people in both formal and informal contexts, having universal currency while incorporating regional differences.
[1870–75]
Translations

standard English

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References in classic literature ?
I beg your pardon: correct English is the slang of prigs who write history and essays.
And" and "ing," with the "d" and "g" pronounced emphatically, he went over thousands of times; and to his surprise he noticed that he was beginning to speak cleaner and more correct English than the officers themselves and the gentleman-adventurers in the cabin who had financed the expedition.
At first Meriem had puckered her narrow, arched, little eye brows as though trying to force recollection of something all but forgotten which the new words suggested, and then, to her own astonishment as well as to that of her teacher she had used other French words than those in the lessons--used them properly and with a pronunciation that the English woman knew was more perfect than her own; but Meriem could neither read nor write what she spoke so well, and as My Dear considered a knowledge of correct English of the first importance, other than conversational French was postponed for a later day.
The prison authorities had noticed that the postmark was 'Lambeth,' and that the address on the outside, though expressed in correct English, was, in form, oddly at variance with the customary method of directing a letter.
I inherit correct English from my mother--a cultivated person, who married beneath her.
I don't think any native speaker speaks correct English unless he/she is educated.
The purpose of the Scripps National Spelling Bee is to help students improve their spelling, increase their vocabularies, learn concepts and develop correct English usage that will help them all of their lives.
Perhaps YouGov's findings will persuade such people that it is OK to speak correct English with their own dialect without having to take on the Home Counties mantle.
The presence of traditional dialects can complicate learning proper, grammatically correct English," IRC Director Rita Awuku said.
We used the correct English grammar rather than use the full American version.
The purpose of the Native Son Spelling Bee is to help students improve their spelling, increase their vocabularies, learn concepts, and develop correct English usage that will help them all their lives.
The other aspect of modern football he has pioneered is speaking correct English, which for a chap from Alsace in eastern France, is quite an achievement, and one well beyond many of our native-born football pundits.