Me no professional English speaker, or writer for that matter. But when I do read a text in English I get a tingling sensation when something isn’t properly written.
At work today I am proofreading a report. It is written by several people. So, there is several version of English language in document.
- There is the text from the native English man, who has English as mother tongue
- There is the text from the swede, who is quite good at writing English text, but there are occasional swenglish now and then
- Lastly, there is the swede that is writing in Swedish, but with English words
I asked if we could rewrite the whole report after we had collected all the input from the engineers, so that the report could have a consistent language in writing. I got the evil eye…