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Do you think language is a SKILL or KNOWLEDGE?

6 years ago
I think that a language requires both skill and knowledge. There are 4 skills, 2 inputs (reading and listening) and 2 outputs (writing and speaking) and a successful language learner must have the knowledge of what a word means in different contexts (vocabulary) and how changing the word order affects the meaning of what you are expressing (grammar)

What is your opinion, is language more of a skill or knowledge? and what do you think is more important, knowing the rules of a language or being able to use the language?