English – usages?

I) English (noun) = The English language.

(adjective) Relating to England, or its people or language.

  • English customs demand such polished manners.

II) The English = English people, the people of England.

  • The English are¬†among the world’s most cosmopolitan and well-travelled people.

III) Speak Englishi.e., you know and can speak English.

  • Do you speak English?
  • My parents do not speak English.

IV) Speak in English = use English on a particular occasion.

  • When I went to Chennai I had to speak in English as I didn’t know Tamil well.
  • When the tourists came to Kovalam the guide spoke to them in English.

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