Does Grammar Matter?

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Does grammar matter? Sure it does. Ask a prescriptivist who will tell you about common established patterns of language at a given time while a descriptivist will describe a set of linguistic habits. Learn about these very different opinions on the matter of grammar in this short video. 

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