public school; language attitudes

Lynne Murphy lynnem at COGS.SUSX.AC.UK
Thu Jan 27 15:54:13 UTC 2000

Nancy Elliot asked:
> 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.?

i believe it's a state school.

> 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..."?

i have no idea what the answer to this might be.


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