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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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adj. - Pertaining to giving directives or rules.

Usage examples (39)
  • prescriptive grammar is concerned with norms of or rules for correct usage
  • So long as writers have a basic competence in English, prescriptive grammar is largely a distraction that keeps them from focusing on the needs of their work.
  • Burke would go to war for the idea of prescriptive right; Pitt declined to fight for the
  • What is at the heart of the discussion here is known as a prescriptive easement, a form of adverse possession. for more
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