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  • The Importance of Grammar

    The importance of grammar can be learned‚ but effort must be put forth to achieve the ends you seek. The importance lies in the fact that there is more to it than making sure commas and apostrophes are in the right places‚ or that you have corrected misplaced modifiers or incorrect pronouns. However‚ comma rules are important. You must know how to use commas appropriately to apply the meaning you intend within your writing. It is also essential to learn how to write in such a way that you are

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  • Generative Grammar

    Instructor: Adriana Todea atodea@yahoo.com Office hours: Friday 2-3 p.m.‚ Alpha Centre room Introduction to Generative Grammar Course 9: Binding theory Outline1 WEEK 13 How do personal‚ possessive‚ reflexive pronouns and reciprocals acquire reference? (Johni and Peterj are top students) Johni thinks that hei‚j is intelligent. Johni thinks him*i‚j intelligent. The studentsk believed each otherk to be the best. This is not only a semantic issue‚ but also a syntactic issue … solved by Binding

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  • Theoretical Grammar

    Theoretical grammar thesaurus. By Kuchukov Anvar‚ group 201 1. Language is a system of communication which consists of a set of sounds and written symbols which are used by the people of a particular country or region for talking or writing. 2. Speech is the expression of or the ability to express thoughts and feelings by articulate sounds 3. Descriptive Grammar is an objective‚ nonjudgmental description of the grammatical constructions in a language. Contrast with prescriptive grammar. 4. Theoretical

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  • Traditional Grammar

    If you study the form of traditional grammar‚ the rules of classical languages were followed considering that English did not have grammar of its own. English followed Latin grammar. Let’s start off with: Mechanics: Proper Punctuation Traditional grammar is characterized by proper punctuation. The basic rule of punctuation requires that each sentence conclude with a punctuation mark‚ whether a period‚ a question mark or an exclamation point. Beyond ending punctuation marks‚ sentences should use

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  • Theretical Grammar

    LECTURE 1 GRAMMAR IN THE SYSTEMIC CONCEPTION OF LANGUAGE 1. The definition of language. The distinction between language and speech. Language as a semiotic system: its functions‚ elements and structure. Lingual elements (units) as signs. Segmental and supra-segmental lingual units. 2. The levels оf lingual units‚ their structural and functional features. Hierarchical relations between units of different levels. Language and speech levels. Primary and secondary levels. 3. General principles

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  • Traditional Grammar

    In linguistics‚ traditional grammar is a theory of the structure of language based on ideas Western societies inherited from ancient Greek and Roman sources. The term is mainly used to distinguish these ideas from those of contemporary linguistics. In the English-speaking world at least‚ traditional grammar is still widely taught in elementary schools. |Contents | |1 History | |2 Key concepts | |3 Controversy | |4

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  • Grammar and Preposition

    conjunction. **Past can also function as a noun or an adjective. ***Since can also function as a subordinate conjunction Should I end a sentence with a preposition? The so-called "rule" about never ending a sentence with a preposition comes from Latin grammar. In Latin‚ the word order of a sentence didn’t matter; subjects and verbs and direct objects could appear in any sequence. However‚ the placement of prepositions was important. Latin sentences could quickly become confusing if the preposition does

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  • Grammar basics

    GRAMMAR II: GRADED HOMEWORK #1 SET OF QUESTIONS: What is a sentence? How can it be defined? Provide examples. Explain. What is a phrase? Provide examples. Explain. What is a clause? Provide examples. Explain. What is the difference between a clause and a phrase? Provide examples. Explain. What is a compound sentence? How is it defined? What characterizes a compound sentence? Provide examples. Explain. What is a coordinate sentence? Provide examples. Explain. What are coordinators (coordinating

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  • Theoretical Grammar

    I. CATEGORIAL STRUCTURE OF THE WORD 1. Notion of Opposition. Oppositions in Morphology The most general meanings rendered by language and expressed by systemic correlations of word-forms are interpreted in linguistics as categorial grammatical meanings. The forms rendering these meanings are identified within definite paradigmatic series. The grammatical category is a system of expressing a generalized grammatical meaning by means of paradigmatic correlation of grammatical forms

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  • Traditional Grammar

    Traditional Grammar is the speculative work of the medieval and the prescriptive approach of the 18th Century grammarians basically it refers back to the Aristotelian orientations towards the nature of language as it is shown in the work of the ancient Greeks and Romans. Origin: The very beginning of the twentieth century was typically marked by a new approach to grammar as suggested by linguists such as Ferdinand de Saussure and American linguist like Frantz Boas‚ Bloomfield and Edward Sapir

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