Standard English Definition

noun
The variety of English that is generally acknowledged as the model for the speech and writing of educated speakers, especially when contrasted with speech varieties that are limited to or characteristic of a certain region or social group.
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pronoun

(linguistics) The English language as it is spoken and written by educated native users.

Students with a pronounced Midland South dialect are required to take a course teaching them to speak and write in Standard English.
A debate rages on whether or not the singular they constitutes Standard English usage.
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