Daily Archives: July 6, 2009
Mention “Grammar”, and it is very likely that students would shun talking about it, let alone study it.
Grammar is a system of rules for speaking and writing a language. These rules govern how sentences are structured and how words are positioned in sentences to make them meaningful. It’s like having rules that tells us what to do and what not to do, and if we violate those rules, we would get into trouble.
Students avoid talking about it because it is difficult to master, and some believe that studying grammar is mundane; others say it is redundant. As long as we could speak and the listener could understand, it’s good enough. To a certain extent, this is true. However, it’s like building a house with inadequate tools. You can still build one, but the quality, safety and stability are questionable.
Out of the thousands of world languages, English is one of the most complex in terms of grammar. For this reason, I’ve created this blog to make learning English less painful (if I could). We shall begin with Grammar lessons.