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Hello! I'm a lifelong English learner (non-native speaker), well, with some long;-) breaks. I speak North American English, and have just recently gotten interested in English dialects esp. North American ones.

I'm preparing for the Cambridge CPE exam; next, I'm going to take the Celta course. So aiming for depth and breadth hope justifies some of my questions that might bother some. I have not focused on grammar until recently, and as a nonnative English learner I hate prescriptive grammar.

Check out this cool explanation: Perfective vs. perfect


"As a British person I always find it amusing when Americans don't understand my plain English accent when I can understand them perfectly. It is all about familiarity. – JamesRyan Feb 17 at 11:14

Native speakers hear what they expect to hear, not necessarily what was actually spoken! Rapid speech pronunciation of call a whopper

Prepositions of place, time and English Prepositions List pdf book

My next questions: innit, "another people"


"Strictly speaking, the modals are not tensed" CalifJim

Poll: Native speakers hardly use the word "benefit"! M'lord,Limerick

Am I tired? (i.e. I'm extremely tired.) https://vid.me/QroM

duh, you don't say

-What are they looking for when they google?

-"What don't you want me to know?"

-"It's not a matter of grammar, it's a matter of etiquette." BarbaraPA

-Present Perfect + after + Past Simple Strike (was/has been) called off AFTER the union accepted

-I hadn't thought of that -untill now -WR.com/threads/i-hadnt-thought-of-that.1021662/