What is descriptive grammar and prescriptive grammar?

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A. descriptive. grammar tries to describe the actual structures and forms of a language. A. prescriptive. grammar is essentially a list of linguistic do's and don'ts.
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"Descriptive grammar" refers to the structure of a language as it is actually used by speakers and writers. "Prescriptive grammar" refers to the structure of a
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Prescriptive means 'telling you what to do' (like a doctor writes a prescription telling you what medicine to take) Prescriptive grammar tells what people's lanugage use SHOULD be
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An addition. Prescriptive grammar is reponsible for all the truly nonsensical "rules" that have been propagated over the centuries. This, in and of itself, is a good reason
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A. descriptive. grammar tries to describe the actual structures and forms of a language. A. prescriptive. grammar is essentially a list of linguistic do's and ...
A. descriptive. grammar tries to describe the actual structures and forms of a language. A. prescriptive. grammar is essentially a list of linguistic do's and ...
A. descriptive. grammar tries to describe the actual structures and forms of a language. A. prescriptive. grammar is essentially a list of linguistic do's and ...
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