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English is the most widely-spoken language in the world and is currently an official language in 88 sovereign states and territories; it therefore follows that it has many different versions and standards.

However, over the years, the European institutions have developed a vocabulary that differs from that of any recognised form of English. The problem with these words is that when people use them with the wrong meaning or in the wrong context, they are usually unaware that they are doing so.

Consult the list drawn by the Court of Auditors which aims at giving some guidelines for a proper use of English.

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