Plain english

what is plain english?
use of language without the use technical and difficult terms
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why is plain english good?
we need it when talking to non specialists about things
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why is plain english bad?
can be used to exclude outsiders and foster a sense of in group identity
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what features are challenging the need for plain english?
power and politeness terms
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In some situations can plain english be not effective?
yes they arent effective sometimes
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do we need specialist terms and jargon sometimes?
yes we do especially in workplace occupations
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what changes when it is plain english?
simplification of vocabulary but the changes to syntax and sentence length
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what changes when it isnt plain english?
the sentence length is alot longer and more complex
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however is it always syntactically less complex compared to non plain english
not necessairly depends on what the speakers trying to say
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features of plain english
pronouns especially second person pronoun 'you' to address the reader, specialist vocabularly, passive voice, technical terms, paragrpahs and sentences short and to the point
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why is plain english good?

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we need it when talking to non specialists about things

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why is plain english bad?

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what features are challenging the need for plain english?

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In some situations can plain english be not effective?

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