November 27, 2015

Homework Help: English

Posted by Gina on Wednesday, October 18, 2006 at 10:10pm.

How do you know whan a word is in standard or non-standard Canadian English?

Many dictionaries contain this information. If you live in Canada, please check your library for a dictionary that shows standard and non-standard Canadian usage. Also -- (and other dictionaries) give standard British usages. For instance, in the U.S. usage, a napkin is defined as a piece of cloth or paper used to wipe one's mouth at a meal. But the British (and Canadian) napkin is a diaper. Canadians use the French word, serviette for the paper or cloth used at a meal to wipe one's mouth.

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