an approach to grammar that is concerned with establishing norms of correct and incorrect usage and formulating rules based on these norms to be followed by users of the language.
a set of grammatical rules based on such an approach.
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Origin of prescriptive grammar
First recorded in 1930–35
Words nearby prescriptive grammar
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