Some facts about the English language

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More than 400 million people speak English as a first language.


Most of the world’s technical and scientific journals and periodicals are published in English.


More than half of all business deals are conducted in English.


English is the communication language number one – most e-mails are written in English, the language of the internet and the computer in general  is mostly english.


English is the language with the richest vocabulary (though not with the greatest number of speakers which is Mandarin).


English is the language of  most books and newspapers, used at almost all conferences and international meetings, in business, advertising and marketing, medicine,  technology, music, diplomacy, tourism and a plethora of others.