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Unread Jul 21st, 2012, 11:28 pm
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HI

in spoken usage, saying "an English teacher", we use stress to show whether this is a teacher from England, or a teacher who teaches English; but how do we show the difference in writing using the fewest words? and also how can I show the combination of the two as pithy as possible?(that is, a teacher from England who teaches English )

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Even if he (or she) is from England, their nationality is actually British rather than English, so the "fewest words possible " would be "A British English teacher".
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that is a very good answer

thanks a lot!
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