It's a mystery why the English language should have succeeded internationally, whilst ..... have not.
Latin was once a major international language, ...... having a complicated grammatical structure
English also presents learners with all manner of real difficulties, ...... least its spelling system.
Ease of learning, therefore, has little to do with it. .... all, children learn to speak their mother tongue in approximately the same period of time .... of their language.
English has spread not ..... much for linguistic reasons, but rather because it has often found ...... in the right place at the right time.
It is estimated that something ... the region of 80% of worldwide electronic communication is now in English.