Thursday was the day of the big guns!
I was very excited to attend the session from Scott Thornbury, “Answering Grammar Questions”. It was so reassuring to hear him say:
“There is never a right answer. Grammar is not a linguistic straight jacket. Most grammar is choice,” and, perhaps most provocatively, “a marked enthusiasm for grammar is the sign of a bad teacher!”
His talk was definitely the highlight of the conference for me – and apparently for many, many others too, judging from the attendance and the response.