By the mid-20th century, Noah Chomsky, who had studied structural linguistics, was seeking a way to analyze the syntax of English in a structural grammar. This effort led him to see grammar as a theory of language structure rather than a description of actual sentences. His idea of grammar is that it is a device for producing the structure, not of langue (that is, not of a particular language), but of competence -- the ability to produce and understand sentences in any and all languages. His universalist theories are related to the ideas of those 18th- and early 19th-century grammarians who urged that grammar be considered a part of logic -- the key to analyzing thought. Universal grammarians such as the British philosopher John Stuart Mill, writing as late as 1867, believed rules of grammar to be language forms that correspond to universal thought forms.
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GuestWho can tell me the difference between structural grammar and TG grammar?How can I compare between them if I want to write a paper since I am studying English language.
Sorry, none of us have time to write the complete, detailed rules of English grammar for you. What you need is a good grammar book. Do you have one? Or can you get one?
Best wishes, Clive
It is always followed by an infintive phrase:
I used to turn up early and prepare the lessons
To express the same idea in the present tense, we use frequency adverbs such as always, often, generally, etc.