a step forward

Discussion in 'English Only' started by unciaciapanca, Mar 6, 2009.

  1. unciaciapanca Senior Member

    italian
    I need to say that learning slang terms for a non-native speaker can represents a something in addition English plain vocabulary.

    Can I say:

    slang vocabulary represents for them a higher step forwards to the acquisition of the English language which they do not always need or intend to make
     
  2. Pidginboy Senior Member

    India-Local dialect
    I would write like:

    Slang vocabulary implies a further step towards broadening your English language knowledge, which, of course, is neither essential nor necessary.
     
  3. Nunty

    Nunty Modified

    Jerusalem
    Hebrew-US English (bilingual)
    Pidginboy, I think your sentence changes the meaning of the one in the first post. There is a difference between "which they do not always need or intend to make" and "neither essential nor necessary".

    Unciaciapanca, what sort of "something" do you want to say?
     

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