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Question 1 (50%; max. 600 words) Explain the similarities and differences between Prescriptive and Descriptive Grammars. Do you think that one type is more important/superior than the other type? Why and why not? Question 2 (50%; max. 600 words) In the traditional classification, word classes like articles, demonstratives, possessives, quantifiers, and numerals are subtypes of adjectives labeled “limiting adjectives”. In the contemporary classification, they are reclassified as subtypes of “determiners”. What are the various functions of “determiners”? What are the advantages of using this new classification?