In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- It's an uphill battle to get them comfortable with the notion that ‘rightness’ is situational and that it is possible to be both descriptive and prescriptive.
- The lesson here is that you actually need to have a pretty good control of descriptive grammar before you can intelligently engage in prescriptive grammar.
- Chomsky's goal was not to write a prescriptive grammar book.
- He or she probably has the idea that to the extent that prescriptive rules are not followed, the language is somehow deteriorating.
- These kinds of prescriptive rules are part of a very outdated conception of grammar which, surprisingly, even in expert circles, is very much alive and well.
English has borrowed many of the following foreign expressions of parting, so you’ve probably encountered some of these ways to say goodbye in other languages.
Many words formed by the addition of the suffix –ster are now obsolete - which ones are due a resurgence?
As their breed names often attest, dogs are a truly international bunch. Let’s take a look at 12 different dog breed names and their backstories.