latinate grammar?

Guest   Fri Aug 01, 2008 11:05 pm GMT
Ok so English has a lot of Latinate vocabulary, but what about grammar? Has it borrowed or calqued any grammatical constructions from Latin languages?
Skippy   Fri Aug 01, 2008 11:50 pm GMT
English syntax is similar to French syntax; also some prescriptivist leanings have shown up in English such as "don't end a sentence with a preposition."
Guest   Sat Aug 02, 2008 3:17 am GMT
some plurals also
Guest   Sat Aug 02, 2008 7:39 am GMT
Very little I think, grammar is mostly Germanic, though with some Celtic substratum influence.