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This is an independent research article on the peculiarities of the english language. Every language has its own peculiarities and english is no exception to this. english was not created in some singularity. english is a mixture of many different languages. The language is derived from Anglo Saxon (a dialect spoken in Ancient england), German, greek, french (Latin of course). It is because of this huge array of languages that makes this language so beautiful and grand. But at the same time, it is because of this huge spectrum of languages/ dialects that so many inconsistencies/ peculiarities are present. In order for one to appreciate the above statements, one must observe. For instance, a nurse says to another nurse “The bandage was wound around the wound”. In this example, the two ‘wounds' hold completely different meanings and are also phonetically inconsistent. The ‘wound' of which the nurse is dressing would be pronounced as ‘woond' whereas the Past Continuous ‘Wound' refers to the action of winding and would be pronounced ‘wownd' .A bank manager says to a police man “They were too close to the door to close it”. Again, the peculiarities are present here also. The two ‘closes' are of completely different meaning and again, phonetically inconsistent. When the bank manager is describing the position of ‘them' to the police man, he says they were too close. This ‘close' would be pronounced ‘clows' whereas the action ‘to close' would be pronounced ‘cloze'. These are but two examples that show peculiarities of this type. A native english speaker should be eternally grateful that they grew up speaking english because for foreign students who did not grow up speaking english, learning these inconsistencies is quite an ordeal and having to see such peculiarities in the language on a regular basis proves to be quite the nightmare! Another peculiarity in english is the counting of numbers. In this case, counting numbers in english is an advantage for non native english students because it's simply cyclic. ‘Thirty-one, thirty-two...thirty-nine, forty' and this cyclic rule repeats for all numbers. For a student learning english, they'd probably see this cyclic system of counting numbers as being peculiar but easy to learn. In a lot of languages, numbers are completely different and unrelated enforcing the student to have to memorize a lot. When referring to plurals and singulars of nouns, a lot of peculiarities are observed. For instance, ‘one box, two boxes' but it's ‘one ox and two oxen'. Similarly, ‘that man has only one foot but this man has two feet' but it's ‘he has one boot but that man has two boots'. Also, ‘One may be that, four would be those' but it's ‘one hat and 2 hats' For a student learning the english language, if example sentences such as the ones listed here were seen, a lot of confusion would be inevitable. Why is it ‘one foot, two feet' but ‘one boot, two boots'? Why is it ‘that and those' but ‘one hat and three hats'?? Well, this is just something that has to be accepted. These peculiarities in the english language simply have to be learned off. Sometimes, there are no rules for which one can follow. It is because of inconsistencies like the ones mentioned in this article that also gives the english language its unique quality. english is a beautiful language and these peculiarities can be seen as beauty in ideas such as poetry and music.