A person who has spoken the language in question from earliest childhood: native speakers of English
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- Grammar books are not needed for the native speaker because the native speaker has the grammar already in his or in her head.
- That's a language with several thousand native speakers alive now who you can go and speak to any time you like.
- Students in the programs usually include some native English speakers and native speakers of another language.
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Syllabification: na·tive speak·er
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