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M_rudky
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Dear All,

I am wondering Which one " English Teacher" means

1. A person who teaches English.

or

2. A Teacher who is English.

Would anyone answer me?

Thanks in advance.

Yours trully, Rudky
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Cybercypher
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[email protected] (M_RUDKY) burbled news:[email protected]:

[q1]> Dear All,[/q1]
[q1]>[/q1]
[q1]> I am wondering Which one " English Teacher" means[/q1]
[q1]>[/q1]
[q1]> 1. A person who teaches English.[/q1]
[q1]>[/q1]
[q1]> or[/q1]
[q1]>[/q1]
[q1]> 2. A Teacher who is English.[/q1]
[q1]>[/q1]
[q1]>[/q1]
[q1]> Would anyone answer me?[/q1]

"She is an English teacher" is ambiguous as it stands. Context usually allows the listener or reader
to understand whether the speaker or writer means a teacher of English or a teacher who is English.

Do not capitalize "teacher" unless it comes at the beginning of the sentence.

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M_rudky
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Thank you very much for your answer.

CyberCypher <[email protected]> wrote in message news:<[email protected] 30.133.1.4>...
[q1]> [email protected] (M_RUDKY) burbled news:[email protected]:[/q1]
[q1]>[/q1]
[q2]> > Dear All,[/q2]
[q2]> >[/q2]
[q2]> > I am wondering Which one " English Teacher" means[/q2]
[q2]> >[/q2]
[q2]> > 1. A person who teaches English.[/q2]
[q2]> >[/q2]
[q2]> > or[/q2]
[q2]> >[/q2]
[q2]> > 2. A Teacher who is English.[/q2]
[q2]> >[/q2]
[q2]> >[/q2]
[q2]> > Would anyone answer me?[/q2]
[q1]>[/q1]
[q1]> "She is an English teacher" is ambiguous as it stands. Context usually allows the listener or[/q1]
[q1]> reader to understand whether the speaker or writer means a teacher of English or a teacher who is[/q1]
[q1]> English.[/q1]
[q1]>[/q1]
[q1]> Do not capitalize "teacher" unless it comes at the beginning of the sentence.[/q1]
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John Ramsay
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It's a problem.

That's why you have organizations of people who teach English calling themselves 'teachers of
English' rather than 'English teachers'.

M_RUDKY wrote:

[q1]> Dear All,[/q1]
[q1]>[/q1]
[q1]> I am wondering Which one " English Teacher" means[/q1]
[q1]>[/q1]
[q1]> 1. A person who teaches English.[/q1]
[q1]>[/q1]
[q1]> or[/q1]
[q1]>[/q1]
[q1]> 2. A Teacher who is English.[/q1]
[q1]>[/q1]
[q1]> Would anyone answer me?[/q1]
[q1]>[/q1]
[q1]> Thanks in advance.[/q1]
[q1]>[/q1]
[q1]> Yours trully, Rudky[/q1]
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