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Which is correct, "That was written in bad English" or "That was written in poor English"?
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1 one is correct
I think it's supposed to be 'poor English'
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second one
Bad means poor quality and poor means not good or low quality. So both are acceptable. However, can one say a poor road or bad road??? Emotion: wink
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Bad means poor quality and poor means not good or low quality. So both are acceptable. However, can one say a poor road or bad road???

Personally, I would say a bad road, or a road in poor condition. I would not say a poor road.
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The difference between "BAD" and "Poor" is as follows:
Bad Sometimes means that something that is wrong, example: "Some people use bad grammar all the time."
But, "Poor" sounds "Low in quality", example "The painting was a poor job."
conclusion:
BAD - Totally wrong
POOR - Something is there but not upto the standard or quality.
so, "poor" is the apt word in the above scenario.
that was written in poor english
how about broken english? Is that correct?
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Anonymoushow about broken english? Is that correct?
Yes, that's fine (with a capital E in English), but that suggest someone who is learning English. For example, omitting articles or using the infinitive form of the verb.

There are native speakers who use poor English.
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