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Is English an 'easy' language to learn?

Not according to millions of student of English as a foreign language! But English does have some 'user friendly features as an OUP lexicographer explains in this short extract from a BBC interview

Easy English (ESL)

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  1. VOA Learning English (Special English) commented on their wall post. "Thank you for sharing this. The lexicographer is correct that in many ways American English is flexible. However, like British, Canadian, and Australian English, there is also a specific structure to the language."

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