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Descriptive vs Prescriptive Grammar

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In the world of ELT, prescriptive grammar has a special place among teachers and learners. On the other hand, descriptive grammar is perceived as an approach which only linguists are interested in. Although descriptive and prescriptive grammar approaches have clear definitions and leave no doubt on their distinctive uses in the ELT world, their reflections in ELT classes have debatable consequences.