THE WORD ‘CAN’ IN MALAYSIAN ENGLISH

The word ‘can’ is a very useful word in Malaysian English and also very much abused. Colloquially, it is acceptable but in formal situations it is a great taboo. The members of an educated society strive to express themselves in grammatically correct English. Perception is important. Therefore, we must project ourselves in spoken and written English confidently and correctly. Also, we must observe niceties that do not slight anyone. It is imperative that Malaysians understand this before conversing with the world.

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By genuineenglish Posted in Uncategorized

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