Why Bother with Grammar?

by Rosette Liberman http://cooperhillstylebook.com/ To answer this question, we must first ask, “What does grammar do?” Grammar guides us to exactly what we mean to say much as a GPS guides us to exactly where we intend to go. Reaching an approximate destination is just as unsatisfactory as saying more or less what we mean. The purpose of language is communication, but without knowledge of grammar we’re most likely to end up with...

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