Re: virus: pop quiz #14

amir (
Thu, 20 May 1999 13:42:10 -0400

>Prescriptive is to Descriptive as Normative is to __________?

"perspective" and "colloquial"

Prescriptiveness is dependant on the normative. Descriptiveness is dependant on the perspective.

Prescriptive grammar is based on the normative usage. Descriptive grammar is therefore based on the colloquial usage.

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