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They had enough predictive power to be useful for applications like autocomplete, but not enough to generate a long sentence that followed grammar rules and common sense.

Platform limitations, certainly, and an inherent understanding that it’s part of the internet’s cinematic grammar.

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Your ideas evoke probably the only controversy in the linguistics world that has spilled over to popular culture—the debate over “universal grammar.”

I wanted to take people’s minds away from this notion of grammar as something dry and boring, and something that people get told at school, and convey this fact that combining words into sentences is a wonder.

If universal grammar is a capacity of the human species alone, then of course the Pirahã have universal grammar.

At his best, he was an inventor of part of the modern cinema's grammar.

Fear of offending the grammar police can even produce a novel type of error called a hypercorrection.

The outraged grammar stickler mistakes a convention for an immutable and fundamental law of the universe.

When you approached T.I., London Grammar, and Fall Out Boy to do this, what was their initial response to it?

At one point did you think, “T.I., London Grammar, and Fall Out Boy together”?

The second grammar class had been relieved from a recitation by this confab, and somehow Perry had a subduing influence.

A barber having a dispute with a parish clerk on a point of grammar, the latter said it was a downright barbarism, indeed.

French, the English Grammar, and the rudiments of Latin comprised the only systematic training which she received.

There was Cliff Manning, you turned the cold shoulder to him because he couldnt talk grammar.

He wouldnt talk grammar, or he couldnt spell or read Greek, and she will turn away, laughed Mrs. Wadsworth.

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