Prescriptive vs. Descriptive. Attitudes toward grammar. Descriptive VS. Prescriptive grammar: What are rules ?. Prescriptive (traditional) approach : Attitudes toward language based on what is held to be “correct” by socially prestigious elements and by teachers.
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Attitudes toward grammar
Attitudes toward language based on what is held to be “correct” by socially prestigious elements and by teachers
This attitude evinces complete disregard for the way a community actually speaks
The prescriptive attitude seeks to enforce those
Examples of common prescriptive rules
“to boldly go where man has never gone before”
is wrong, they say