Sep 7, 2011

Get Grammar'd

The finest language is mostly made up of simple unimposing words.

—George Eliot, British poet (1819–1880)
Talk about examples that make sense!

Preparing for an professional English test recently, I had to refresh myself on English Grammar.
And I must admit I did enjoy the 'experience'!

I've been fortunate to have had an English language teacher who challenged and encouraged me to better my best, but having met and interacted with scores of graduates since, I believe the general standard of English has taken a bitter plunge. Mediocre books only make it worse

Grammar is interesting.
But like all sciences, you'd appreciate how it functions only if you'd practice it.
Having been a professional writer for well over 3 years now, learning the deeper rules of the language made me sit up and take notes.

We need better examples and a higher quality of instruction. Many of our tutors do not bother to research and are never encouraged to learn.
In a bizzare way, they believe in confusing you, if they can't convince you.

I've seen insanely thick books of grammar that accomplish half of what a concise book on the language would.
Grammar is after all not rocket science. Its just a set of rules that helps you make sense of your writing.
Learn it. Besides the wonderful and wacky examples that it gives you, you'd also learn to appreciate the language better.

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