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Hi Oleks,

I have met many "grammar lovers" and...

Thursday, September 24, 2020 - 12:41

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Their opponents believe that you should treat literacy without undue respect. Their main argument is that the most significant thing in the text is content, not literacy. They also refer that the norms and rules in any language are not constant things.

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Faye W.C.'s picture
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Their opponents (who are these oppenents? Maybe define this) believe that you should treat literacy without undue respect. Their main argument is that the most significant thing in the text is content, not literacy. They also refer that the norms and rules in any language are not constant things.

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Thank you, Faye! Maybe this will sound better: There are people that have another opinion. They believe... and so on.

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I learn : Chinese (Beginner) French (Beginner) German (Beginner) Portuguese (Beginner) Spanish (Beginner) Arabic (Beginner)
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Hi Oleks,

Very good text!

Yes, I totally agree with this point of view. Language is constantly changing and evolving, so we should not become too obsessed with each and every single rule we have ever been taught. Instead, we should focus more on the content.

Just one thing I've noticed

1. They also refer that the  ....[In English, we tend to refer to something] I would therefore change this to "They also point out that" or "They also refer to the fact that..."

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Hi Ed! Thank you! Your both options are good, maybe I'll chose the second option.

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