Friday, July 9, 2010

The Truth About Grammar

Science Daily recently posted research by academics at Northumbria University in the UK on native English speakers' mastery of grammar. The study had some surprising findings: that postgraduate students and high school dropouts alike were missing grammatical cues and having trouble with the passive tense. So what are the implications? Certain signs and notices may have to be re-written; literacy strategies changed; and Noam Chomsky's theory of universal grammar re-evaluated.

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