English Grammar Structure Quiz

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What is the set of structural rules of the English language known as?

English grammar

Describe the form of speech and writing used in public discourse, including broadcasting, education, entertainment, government, and news.

present-day Standard English

What has largely been abandoned in Modern English in favor of analytic constructions?

inflectional case system of Indo-European

Which word class retains morphological case more strongly than any other in Modern English?

personal pronouns

What are more minor than differences in pronunciation and vocabulary in historical, social, cultural, and regional varieties of English?

Divergences from the grammar described here

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Grammar and Structure

  • The set of structural rules of the English language is known as Grammar.

Style of Communication

  • Formal written and spoken language used in public discourse, including broadcasting, education, entertainment, government, and news, is described as Formal or Standard English.

Inflectional Morphology

  • Inflectional endings have largely been abandoned in Modern English in favor of analytic constructions.

Morphological Case

  • Pronouns are the word class that retains morphological case more strongly than any other in Modern English.

Language Variations

  • Differences in grammar and vocabulary are more minor than differences in pronunciation in historical, social, cultural, and regional varieties of English.

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