When thinking about the importance of punctuation and grammar for formal reports I began to see some clear reasons for a differentiation between formal written, informal written and spoken language. Continue reading

Divided by a Common Language

Britain and the USA have been described as two nations divided by a common language – the language being English.  (The original quote is attributed to George Bernard Shaw, referring to England and America, but is often spread to other nations when referring to local variations in a common language). Continue reading