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Of course, I have no authority on this. Those are just my thoughts.
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........As for dialect, whichever would apply. Someone may have questions on a particular dialect of English, so regulating that seems pointless and even counter-productive. .......
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IMO it would be the best learning environment if none of that stuff was regulated.
I wholeheartedly disagree. Wiki is not the best learning environment, even if it can be a good springboard. We don't want to give our ESL members a general idea of what might be the right answer, we want to teach them the right answer.
I think people shouldn't come on here and guess about what might be correct English. If they aren't sure they should not answer. That way there won't be contradictary statements for someone to guess who was right.
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One of the main things that is necessary to answer these questions is what the goal of a learner is. If someone is moving to London and is primarily concerned with communicating through spoken English, then British English as it is spoken in London will be more important than comma rules and textbook-standard English. And so on.
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