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2. What was the aim of standardisation?

  • so everyone could read and write
  • so people can communicate effectively
  • so everyone in the world spoke English
  • so spoken English had the same status as written forms

3. When did William Caxton invent the printing press?

  • 1476
  • 1562
  • 1423
  • 1503

4. What is prescriptivism?

  • an attitude to language that makes judgements about what is right and wrong
  • an attitude to language that sees English as improving its standard
  • an attitude to language that is much more recent
  • an attitude to language that gives spoken English the same status as written forms

5. When did the long 's' stop being used?

  • 1600
  • 1700
  • 1800
  • 1900

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