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Old November 17 2013, 08:16 PM   #63
Pavonis
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Re: was NX01 ever referred to as 'The' Enterprise?

The Hague - is that English? What do they call it in Dutch? I neither claim expertise in nor have particular interest in the grammar of foreign languages.

As for grammar being a matter of describing usage rather than prescribing usage, I agree. There have been too many people rigidly holding to the prescriptive model of grammar. Yet without holding to some rules of grammar, what's the point? People are going to abuse language so badly that communication could become rather difficult if they aren't corrected occasionally. The descriptive role of grammar is too limiting. What's the point of having grammar at all if we're just going to let people speak however they want and ignore any rules? That's chaos.
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