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HI guys. Please take 3-5 minutes to answer the following questions. It is part of my English assignment that I need to interview people about 'grammar'. It is quite fun too. Here it goes.
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first, read this please

Big G grammar: part of the science of linguistics and involves figuring out how language works: how language signals meaning, how it shows relationships among concepts and words, how it uses voice and intonation to communicate meaning.

little g grammar: a term that has come to mean everything from good table manner (say "thank you" " please") to "proper" English (spoken by Queen Elizabeth II); something that a great many people have become persuaded they ain't got.

now here goes questions:

What has been your own definition of the word "grammar"? Is your definition close to Big G (scientific or linguistic grammar) or to little g (the popular notion of grammar as ' good' English, proper spelling)? What were the sources of your impressions and definitions? When did you study grammar? for how long? what good did it to you?
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Thank you very much.
 

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What has been your own definition of the word "grammar"? Is your definition close to Big G (scientific or linguistic grammar) or to little g (the popular notion of grammar as ' good' English, proper spelling)? What were the sources of your impressions and definitions? When did you study grammar? for how long? what good did it to you?
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Def: little g
sources: parents
study: home/college
length: youth/college
outcome: I have the tools to speak/act professionally
 
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