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The Scots Language has its own Grammar

What is the plural of ee or shae?

What is the past tense of gae or dive?

Why do Scots speakers say: He’s gey auld gettin?

Is it ‘correct’ to say I never said nothin?

How do Scots pronouns differ from English pronouns?

What is the difference between rinnin and rinnand in Older Scots (both running in Modern English)?

When English grammar books were being written in the eighteenth century, Scots was no longer recognised as the language of education. As a result, it largely escaped the prescriptivism that grammarians brought to English. This means that grammatical changes continued in Scots and variation is still more acceptable in Scots than in English.

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