According to the reading “Mother Tongue” by Amy Tan. She writes, “I think my mother’s English almost had an effect on limiting my possibilities in life”. In this phrase Tan is trying to say that her mother’s language had an affect on her life, but it was because how people reacted to it, the way society distinguished. In her writing, She illustrates some life examples on how her mother’s english language takes part in form her own personality. Especially on achievement tests, such as IQ tests, and the SAT. Also hearing her mother speakon ” limited english” at home conduct her to do bad on English courses at school too, rather than her science and math courses in where she got an excellent grade. Consequently taking her away of pursuing her objective in life.