public school; language attitudes

Nancy Elliott nelliott1 at EARTHLINK.NET
Thu Jan 27 15:31:40 UTC 2000

I have two queries for the UK su(b)scribers from my students:

1. If U.S. 'private school' is  U.K. 'public school,' then what do you call
a public school in the U.K.?

2. What do British English speakers think when they hear someone use
American syntax in "Do you have any....?" and "I don't have any..."?

Nancy C. Elliott
Southern Oregon University, Ashland

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