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On Wed, Mar 25, 2009 at 6:03 PM, Janice Gelb <Janice -dot- Gelb -at- sun -dot- com> wrote:
> "Grammar" is usually understood to mean the
> arrangement, relationships, and functions of words
> and the ways they are put together to form phrases,
> clauses, and sentences. "Usage" or "style" is the way
> in which words and phrases are actually used, spoken,
> or written in a language community.
"Are put together" and "are actually used" don't seem so far apart to
me. OTOH, I find "can be put together" and "are actually used" to be a
much clearer distinction. Might this be what you were (actually)
shooting for? Or am I misreading?
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