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2. When was Early Modern English?

  • 14th-19th century
  • 15th-17th century
  • 18th century-present
  • 5th-11th century

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

  • 1600
  • 1700
  • 1800
  • 1900

4. When did Samuel Johnson release his dictionary?

  • 1747
  • 1789
  • 1755
  • 1724

5. What is prescriptivism?

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

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