Unformatted text preview: h. Elizabeth is resembled by Charles. “Resembled” does not occur in passive phrases. It could read, “Elizabeth resembles Charles” or visa versa. k. It is eager to love a kitten. The pronoun, “it” has no reference to any noun. Thus, there is no subject for the adjective, “eager” to modify making the sentence, ungrammatical. 9. Distinguishing Prescriptive Grammar and Descriptive Grammar The Rule: Do not use unnecessary amounts of prepositions in a sentence. Prescriptively, we have a tendency not to use this rule because of how “right” it sounds, but it is technically ungrammatical (descriptive). It is ungrammatical because the necessary or appropriate amount of prepositions clearly convey the idea in the sentence, and adding more may force the idea to become unclear....
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This note was uploaded on 03/29/2010 for the course LIN 306 taught by Professor Shields during the Spring '08 term at University of Texas.
- Spring '08