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Unformatted text preview: Chapter 8 Phrases and Sentences: Grammar A way of describing the structure of phrases and sentences which will account for all of the grammatical sequences and rule out all the ungrammatical sentences.  Book, in, the *chapter perplexed the reread students the  * the reread students chapter perplexed the = not grammatical  The material was challenging Mental grammar a form of internal linguistic knowledge which operates in the production and recognition of appropriately structured expressions in any given language. Descriptive grammar (language specific) the study and analysis of the structures found in a specific language, usually with the aim of describing how the structures of that language differ from the structures of other languages Prescriptive grammar dos and donts of language usage identification of the proper or best structures to be used in a language. From now on, ending a sentence with a preposition is something up with which I will not put.-Response from Sir Winston Churchill after being criticized for ending his sentences in prepositions. Poor jump.  What does this utterance mean? That was a poor jump.  The poor jump from windows as the tenement blazes uncontrollably. Nouns : words used to refer to people, places, objects, creatures, qualities, phenomena, and abstract ideas as if they were all things (table, science, Louisiana).  Adjectives : words that are usually used with nouns to provide more information about the things referred to by the nouns (tall, funny). Verbs : words used to refer to various kinds of actions and states involving the things in events (run, throw, think).events (run, throw, think)....
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This note was uploaded on 04/08/2008 for the course COMD 2050 taught by Professor Collins during the Spring '08 term at LSU.

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