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Prescriptive and Descriptive Grammar Approaches

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Task Description
Answer the questions as they appear in the video by following the instruction given.
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The linguist Moti Lieberman is explaining two grammar approaches: Prescriptive and descriptive.
Video length
9 minutes 3 seconds
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Coursebook videos
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The above lesson is a great teaching resource for:Advanced (C1)
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This resource is intended for:Adults
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6/5/2022
Video quiz questions (printable)
1. Choose the correct options.
When we think about grammar, there are two different kinds of rules that get discussed:
Prescriptive and descriptive rules
Grammar and Meaning
Prescription and description
2. Choose the correct options.
____ rules are the ones that tell you how you should speak
Prescriptive
Descriptive
3. Choose the correct options.
_______rules, on the other hand, show how people actually behave and use their language.
Prescriptive
Descriptive
4. Match the two halves.
Prescriptive Rule Example
Don't leave a preposition at the end of a sentenc
Descriptive rules
These are the ones that actually guide your interpretations.
Prescriptive rules
These are rules you have to be taught, that you know consciously.
5. Choose the correct options.
You might not be aware of what these rules are, or be able to explain them, but you apply them to speech all of the time subconsciously.
Descriptive
Prescriptive
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