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Prepositions - Structural Grammar

Prepositions - Structural Grammar

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I. Read the text below and think of the word which best fits each gap. Use only ONE word in each gap.
as for (x2) to (x3) on (x2) of (x2) by that with but both fromStructural grammar is an approach (1) __________ thewritten and spoken language (2) __________ focuses (3) __________ the mechanics and construction (4) __________ sentences. As such, structural grammar is notconcerned so much (5) __________ the implications of thewords used to create the sentence, (6) __________ withthe construct of the sentence itself. This concern withsentence structure provides a basis (7) __________ thecreation of most written documents, and makes anassumption that what is seen on the surface is also thestraightforward meaning behind the words of the sentence.The function of structural grammar can be contrasted with that of transformational grammar. Also known(8) __________ TG grammar, the transformational approach to grammar looks beneath the surface of thewords used in the sentence, and seeks (9) __________ identify any implied as well as expressed meanings inthe arrangement of the words. TG grammar is also usually considered (10) __________ be the logicalprogression in comprehension of the written and spoken word, taking the process of analysis one stepbeyond the boundaries of structural grammar.While a grammarian may consider the essentials of (11) __________ transformational and structuralgrammar to be more complex than these simplified explanations, most would tend to agree that structuralgrammar provides the framework necessary to convey ideas and thoughts (12) __________ one person toanother. As children, individuals master the basics of sentence construction and learn how to use specificwords in a particular fashion. This allows wants and needs to be conveyed efficiently and quickly.As adults, persons utilize structural grammar to communicate essential ideas and make definite statementsregarding a variety of subjects. The sounds, selection of words, and the meaning of the collection of wordswill be easily understood (13) __________ others who hear the structural grammar, and accepted at facevalue. As such, structural grammar can be understood as providing a foundation (14) __________communication that makes it possible for persons to interact without a great deal (15) __________difficulty. Because of the importance of the ability to communicate within a community, a great deal of emphasis is placed (16) __________ learning proper sentence structure, making it possible to conform tocommunity norms and be understood without confusion.

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