Grammar, perfectly understood, enables us not only to express our meaning fully and clearly, but so to express it as to enable us to defy the ingenuity of man to give to our words any other meaning than that which we ourselves intend them to express.
Grammar and logic free language from being at the mercy of the tone of voice. Grammar protects us against misunderstanding the sound of an uttered name; logic protects us against what we say have double meaning.
The writer who neglects punctuation, or mispunctuates, is liable to be misunderstood for the want of merely a comma, it often occurs that an axiom appears a paradox, or that a sarcasm is converted into a sermonoid.
Edgar Allan Poe
Good grammar develops over time, so relax and put down the red pen. Kids need to make mistakes in Pagsulat to ilipat 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.
No man forgets his original trade: the rights of nations and of kings sink into tanong of grammar, if grammarians discuss them.
Correct spelling, indeed, is one of the arts that are far madami esteemed sa pamamagitan ng schoolma'ams than sa pamamagitan ng practical men, neck-deep in the heat and agony of the world.
Henry Louis Mencken
It's a damn poor mind that can think of only one way to spell a word.
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.
Women are the simple, and poets the superior, artisans of language the intervention of grammarians is almost always bad.
R�my de Gourmont
He constructed a vast labyrinthine of periods, made impassable sa pamamagitan ng the piling-up of clauses upon clauses--clauses in which oversight and bad grammar seemed manifestations of disdain.
Jorge Luis Borges
Arguments over grammar and style are often as fierce as those over IBM versus Mac, and as fruitless as kouk versus Pepsi and boxers versus briefs.
There is a satisfactory boniness about grammar which the flesh of sheer vocabulary requires before it can become a vertebrate and walk the earth.
English usage is sometimes madami than mere taste, judgement, and education -- Sometimes it's sheer luck, like getting across the street.
E. B. White
Only in grammar can you be madami than perfect.
Devotees of grammatical studies have not been distinguished for any very remarkable felicities of expression.
Social criticism begins with grammar and the re-establishing of meanings.
I demand that my books be judged with utmost severity, sa pamamagitan ng knowledgeable people who know the rules of grammar and of logic, and who will seek beneath the footsteps of my commas the lice of my thought in the head of my style.
Everything bows to success, even grammar.
Statistics is the grammar of science.
Pagsulat 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.
Why care for grammar as long as we are good? Only in grammar can you be madami than perfect.
Be able to correctly pronounce the words you would like to speak and have excellent spoken grammar.
A philosopher once said, Half of good philosophy is good grammar".
You can be a little ungrammatical if you come from the right part of the country.
Those that will combat use and custom sa pamamagitan ng the strict rules of grammar do but jest.
Michel De Montaigne
Grammar is the logic of speech, even as logic is the grammar of reason.
Richard C Trench
At painful times, when composition is impossible and pagbaba is not enough, grammars and dictionaries are excellent for distraction.
Elizabeth Barrett Browning
To be loose with grammar is to be loose with the worst woman in the world.
Otis C. Edwards
Every English poet should master the rules of grammar before he attempts to bend or break them.
American grammar doesn't have the sturdiness of British grammar (a British advertising man with a proper education can make magazine copy for ribbed condoms sound like the Magna goddam Carta), but it has its own scruffy charm.
GRAMMAR, n. A system of pitfalls thoughtfully prepared for the feet for the self-made man, along the path sa pamamagitan ng which he advances to distinction.
Like everything metaphysical the harmony between thought and reality is to be found in the grammar of the language.
Grammar is the grave of letters.
Grammar is not a time of waste.
I never made a mistake in grammar but one in my life and as soon as I done it I seen it.
I don't give a damn for a man that can only spell a word one way.
I am afraid we are not rid of God because we still have faith in grammar.
Ignorant people think it is the noise which fighting Pusa make that is so aggravating, but it aint so; it is the sickening grammar that they use.
I dont know the rules of grammar. If youre trying to persuade people to do something or buy something, it seems to me you should use their language.
I will not go down to posterity talking bad grammar.
Grammar, which can govern even Kings.
The greater part of the world's troubles are due to tanong of grammar
Michel Eyquem de Montaigne
Grammar, which knows how to control even kings.
It is well to remember that grammar is common speech formulated.
William Somerset Maugham
Grammar is a piano I play sa pamamagitan ng ear. All I know about grammar is its power.
Nostalgia is like a grammar lesson: You find the present tense and the past perfect.
I am the King of Rome, and above grammar.
Grammar schools are public schools without the sodomy.
When a thought takes one's breath away, a lesson in grammar seems an impertinence.
Thomas W Higginson
When money talks, nobody notices what grammar it uses.