Grammar Quotes

Those that will combat use and custom by the strict rules of grammar do but jest.

Michel De Montaigne

A philosopher once said, Half of good philosophy is good grammar".

Martinich

Be able to correctly pronounce the words you would like to speak and have excellent spoken grammar.

Marilyn

Why care for grammar as long as we are good? Only in grammar can you be more than perfect.

William Safire

Writing is an act of faith, not a trick of grammar. I never made a mistake in grammar but one in my life and as soon as I done it I seen it.

Carl Sandburg

Statistics is the grammar of science.

Karl Pearson

Everything bows to success, even grammar.

Victor Hugo

Social criticism begins with grammar and the re-establishing of meanings.

Octavio Paz

There is a satisfactory boniness about grammar which the flesh of sheer vocabulary requires before it can become a vertebrate and walk the earth.

Anthony Burgess

He constructed a vast labyrinthine of periods, made impassable by the piling-up of clauses upon clauses--clauses in which oversight and bad grammar seemed manifestations of disdain.

Jorge Luis Borges

Do not be surprised when those who ignore the rules of grammar also ignore the law. After all, the law is just so much grammar.

Robert Brault

No man forgets his original trade: the rights of nations and of kings sink into questions of grammar, if grammarians discuss them.

Samuel Johnson

Good grammar develops over time, so relax and put down the red pen. Kids need to make mistakes in writing to move toward correctness. They freeze up if they think you'll pounce on every error. You want your daughters to keep writing, since this is the best way for them to develop strong usage skills.

Jeff Anderson

Nostalgia is like a grammar lesson: you find the present tense, but the past perfect!

Owens Lee Pomeroy

The syntactic component of a grammar must specify, for each sentence, a deep structure that determines its semantic interpretation and a surface structure that determines its phonetic interpretation.

Noam Chomsky

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