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Kinds of grammar.

What you know about grammar probably so far is based on what you have been taught in classes devoted to the study of your mother tongue (probably English), and in classes devoted to the study of a second language, such as French or Japanese or German.

Most of us are taught our mother tongue from the point of view of prescriptive grammar with perhaps a dash of descriptive. What is PG:

Harold Schiffman
Fri Jan 17 09:48:04 EST 1997