Why are there grammatical categories like number, person, gender, tense, aspect, voice, case, mood, comparison in languages ?

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  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    Because they're accurate descriptions of the ways in which words are used.

  • 1 month ago

    Possibly because some people are interested in whether an action is in the past, present or future, in whether a person is male or female, in what the quantity of a group of items is, in whether one thing is bigger than another, and other insignificant details that you find uninteresting.

  • 1 month ago

    They serve to nuance communication.  Without categories like this any language would be flat and limited.

  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    It's all about communicability and intelligibility!

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  • Dave
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    Because the original speakers also found that they could communicate more quickly with other native language speakers by using most of these things.  Lots of times speed (as well as subtlety) in getting an idea across is also very important. 

  • 2 months ago

    Because the original speakers of those languages found they helped them to convey much more subtle meaning than by NOT using them.

  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    For wasting the time

  • 2 months ago

    So people can communicate without the need to draw stick figures and make grunting noises.

  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    because it works

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