How to sign grammar in American Sign Language

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Sign Instructions:

Set both hands in front of you in a "G" handshape, with your index fingers next to each other. Then, move your hands away from each other while slightly wiggling your wrists as you move.

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Dominant Handshapes for this sign

Dominant Handshape for grammar
Fold middle, ring, and pinky fingers into the palm, bring the tips of the thumb and index finger close together while keeping the index finger straight but bent at the knuckle at a 90-degree angle.

Non-Dominant Handshapes for this sign

Non-Dominant Handshape for grammar
Fold middle, ring, and pinky fingers into the palm, bring the tips of the thumb and index finger close together while keeping the index finger straight but bent at the knuckle at a 90-degree angle.

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