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2. When did William Caxton invent the printing press?

  • 1476
  • 1423
  • 1503
  • 1562

3. What is amelioration?

  • describing something unpleasant in a better way
  • taking on a more negative meaning
  • taking on a more positive meaning
  • an old word that is no longer in general use

4. An attitude to language that doesn't make value judgements is...?

  • standardisation
  • descriptivism
  • prescriptivism
  • articulation

5. How has capitalisation changed from Early Modern English to now?

  • no longer used for every single word
  • no longer used for all nouns considered important
  • no change at all
  • no longer used after every piece of punctuation

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