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What should we use as gender-neutral pronouns for non-binary people?
It should be up to the individual to decide what their pronouns should be
Individuals may not agree with any current pronoun options
If a specific set of pronouns is made official, there is no guarantee that everyone will feel that it is natural or relevant to them. It would only end up being another pronoun set forced upon unwilling persons who feel they identify as something else entirely.
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Is learning grammar important?
Learning grammar is useful, but not necessary
Grammar is useful only in some forms of communication
Learning grammar is helpful for learning how to read and write, but it is pointless for learning how to speak effectively.
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What should we use as gender-neutral pronouns for non-binary people?
We should use a new set of gender-neutral pronouns for non-binary persons
A new gender-neutral pronoun would be more meaningful
Using something new would give those in the LGBTQ community a set of pronouns which they can lay claim to. It would be a point of pride to "own" a unique set of pronouns made specifically for the LGBTQ community.
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What should we use as gender-neutral pronouns for non-binary people?
We should use a new set of gender-neutral pronouns for non-binary persons
It is improper grammar to use singular "they/them"
It would be detrimental to learning to change the grammatical rules which are already in place, as students would then have to unlearn old grammar - it is more difficult to unlearn something than it is to learn something new. Therefore it is more logical to use a new set of gender-neutral pronouns.
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Is learning grammar important?
Learning grammar is not important
Studying grammar is a waste of time
The time spent on learning grammar could be better spent on more essential language skills, such as practice in reading, writing, speaking, and giving/receiving feedback.
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Is learning grammar important?
Learning grammar is important
Grammar helps us to communicate more effectively
Proper grammar is important in helping us to communicate and understand one another. Sentence structure is important in speaking, reading, and writing.
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Is learning grammar important?
Learning grammar is not important
Studying grammar is not helpful in learning foreign languages
Studying grammar will not help one to speak fluently in another language. Only through practice in speaking the language can one acquire it.
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What should we use as gender-neutral pronouns for non-binary people?
We should use the already-familiar "they/them" as a gender-neutral pronoun for non-binary persons
Using they/them is already familiar to us
For society to adapt to using gender-neutral pronouns, it would be more beneficial to use they/them because this set has already been used to signify gender neutrality for generations.
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What should we use as gender-neutral pronouns for non-binary people?
We should use the already-familiar "they/them" as a gender-neutral pronoun for non-binary persons
Many already accept they/they as proper grammar
In today's society where the LGBTQ community is starting to receive recognition, many English teachers have already adapted and allowed their students to use they/them as gender-neutral pronouns.
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Is learning grammar important?
Learning grammar is important
Learning grammar should be a priority
Grammar is the foundation of any language. More time should be spent at the fundamental level of any subject in order to build a proper base upon which to learn the higher level skills.
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Is learning grammar important?
Learning grammar is useful, but not necessary
Grammar should be a supplement, not a requirement
While learning grammar can be useful, it should not take up a bulk of students' time because the time could be better spent on more important communication skills. Instead, grammar should be taught only when spare time is found, or even as an elective course.
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Is learning grammar important?
Learning grammar is useful, but not necessary
Studying grammar gives us insight, but doesn't teach communication
We can learn many things about our language and others by learning grammar, but grammar does not teach us how to communicate with one another. Language enthusiasts may find it fascinating, but it is nonessential to students in general.
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Is learning grammar important?
Learning grammar is important
Grammar helps us to learn foreign languages
Understanding our own grammar is essential for learning and adapting to the grammar of other languages. Learning a foreign language's proper sentence structure will help one in forming sentences that are clear and understandable to speakers of said language.
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Is learning grammar important?
Learning grammar is not important
Grammar does not need to be taught because it is intuitive
We already learn proper grammar simply through language acquisition. By practicing reading, writing, and speaking, we learn better how to hone our skills to become more effective at communication. Studying grammar only impedes student progress.
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Is learning grammar important?
Learning grammar is not important
Changes in language are not bad grammar
Language is constantly evolving. Legitimate changes in the way we speak and the words we use are often incorrectly labeled as "bad grammar." This is incorrect; we simply need language to adapt to suit our current needs.
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