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IJSTR >> Volume 6 - Issue 10, October 2017 Edition



International Journal of Scientific & Technology Research  
International Journal of Scientific & Technology Research

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ISSN 2277-8616



Comparative Study Of The Use Of English Modals (Should And Ought-To) Among Educated Ghanaians

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AUTHOR(S)

Dr. Mustapha Bin Danquah

 

KEYWORDS

 

ABSTRACT

In his study, Holloway (2014) intimated that English takes the crown as the most common second language around the world with 55 countries speaking it as a second language. This corroborates Mydans’ (2007:2) expression that English is “riding the crest of globalization and technology”, because it dominates the world as no language ever has. By the most common estimates, 400 million people speak English as a first language, another 300 million to 500million as a fluent second language, and perhaps 750 million as a foreign language. Mydansfurther stated that it is “the common language in almost every aspect of life, from science to air traffic control and to a student playing with his classmates and on the radio, pop music carries the sounds of English to almost every corner of the earth” (p. 2). Little wonder, Winter (2014), the coordinator of a multidisciplinary research team, refers to English as the most influential language in the world.

 

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