descriptive grammar


an approach to grammar that is concerned with reporting the usage of native speakers without reference to proposed norms of correctness or advocacy of rules based on such norms.
a set of grammatical descriptions based on such an approach.

Nearby words

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  5. descriptive geometry,
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