Read the text and answer the multiple-choice question by selecting the correct response. Only one response is correct.

Until the 1600s, English was, for the foremost half, spoken solely in England. However, throughout the course of future 2 centuries, English began to unfold around the globe as a result of exploration, trade, formation, and mission. English step by step became the first language of international business, banking, and diplomacy. Currently, quite eighty % of the data keep on laptop systems worldwide is in English. 2 thirds of the world’s science writing is in English, and English is that the main language of technology, advertising, media, international airports, and traffic controllers. nowadays their area unit quite 700 million English users within the world, and over half these area unit non-native speakers, constituting the biggest range of non-native users of any language within the world.

Which of the following most accurately summarizes the opinion of the author in the text?

(A) Small enclaves of English speakers have grown in various parts of the world.
(B) Over the past 500 years, small English communities have proliferated all over the world.
(C) English has become the dominant language of international communication.
(D) English is the native language of more than half a billion people of the world.

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