Advanced GrammarI could do everything in English class. I could read at a higher level than the rest of the class, get good grades on my English exams, write essays and get the best scores, ace all my spelling, vocabulary and punctuation tests... Everything. I could do everything in English class EXCEPT grammar. And by grammar, I mean advanced grammar. I know my adverbs and pronouns, nouns, adjectives, verbs... You know, the basics. The stuff like, say, subjective complements, copula verb, predicate, nominative, ob
The truth is, if you can spell, have a high-level vocabulary, use your punctuation correctly and get your point across clearly and with ease in a sentence, you're already smarter than most of the population when it comes to the English language. So what does it matter if you know the technicalities of what you're writing in a sentence? What does it matter if you know the subject in the sentence you just wrote, the linking verbs or the adverb clause? Why all those advanced grammatical terms and technicalities?
Like I mentioned above, if you can write well enough or at least proficiently and correctly, I don't see how knowing all those grammatical technicalities your sentences are made up of is really all that necessary. :/
deadmoon 18-21, F 1 Response 2 Jan 7, 2012