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Straightforward English
Music: Benjamin Britten
Beware those who encourage ordinary people to be content with clumsy, SMS-style English.

IF ‘freedom’ and ‘democracy’ are to be more than catchwords, clear communication must be the rule, and not the exception. In a totalitarian state it may be sufficient for the dictator and his henchmen to be able to use straightforward language. Do we want a society in which placid masses take their orders from bosses?

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Grammar and Composition

Distinguish using sentences: Freedom. Liberty.

Use as a noun and also as a verb: Order. Exchange. Value.

Use together in one sentence: Value. Catchword. Mean.

More games: Précis. Sevens. Jigsaw. Confusables. Spinner. Opposites. Verb or Noun? Active or Passive? Subject and Object. Adjectives. Word Classes.