So many people speak English. Why has English become an international language?
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1. The historical past of Great Britain. It is known from history that England "brought" the English language to all the conquered countries that were its colonies. Among them are Malta, India, Egypt, Sudan, Canada, Australia, and many others. In the nineteenth century, Great Britain was a powerful power, and for a hundred years it has contributed to the spread of its language throughout the world. 2. The economic power of the United States. As mentioned above, in the 19th century, thanks to the power of Great Britain, English spread throughout the world, and in the 20th century, English became even more popular due to the economic power of the United States. 3. Globalization and "Americanization". American English has become even more common thanks to globalization and "Americanization." 4. Language proficiency. English is a mother tongue for over 400 million people and a second language to more than a billion people. The total number of native English speakers is about 1.4 billion. 5. Relative simplicity. Compared with some other world languages, English has a simpler structure, which also determines its mass character.
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