Why is grammar important?
Good grammar can save you from misunderstandings like that. Grammar involves a set of rules you use to form sentences in any language. Grammar rules tell you things like why you walk slowly (not “slow”), and when to say “they” or “them.” Without grammar, it would be very difficult to understand each other.
So learning English grammar is important, but it’s not always easy to start. Where can you get all the information you need, and how can you all of the rules (and the exceptions to these rules)?
Steps for Learning English Grammar
Even with a list of great resources, learning will be easier if you follow specific steps.
1. Have a goal. Having a goal helps you create focus. Choose a specific goal for your grammar learning, such as feeling comfortable for a job interview, or fixing your spoken mistakes in the past tense.
2. Break that goal down into smaller goals. Now that you know what you want to achieve, you can figure out how to get there. Let’s say that you want to fix your past tense mistakes. First you will need to figure out what those mistakes are. To do that, you can ask others to point out your mistakes when you speak, record yourself and listen carefully, work on the past tenses you’re less familiar with, and more. Whatever you’re working on, you should find a way to break it down into smaller chunks.
3. Focus on one topic at a time. Don’t try to learn everything at once. Instead, learn one rule at a time and spend some practicing, using and reviewing that rule until you know it so well that you could teach it to someone else.
4. Study a few minutes a day. You don’t need to study for hours to learn English. All it takes is 5-10 minutes a day, as long as you use them wisely. Each day, you can read a grammar rule, do a few exercises and then practice it for the rest of the day. The next couple of days, use that rule while writing and speaking to make sure you didn’t forget it. Look for examples of that rule while you read, watch or listen to anything in English.
Follow these curriculum, and before you know it you’ll feel much more comfortable with English grammar.
All Lessons 0/14
- What is Grammar? 30 minLecture1.1
- The Capital Letter 30 minLecture1.2
- Nouns 30 minLecture1.3
- Pronouns 30 minLecture1.4
- Adjectives 30 minLecture1.5
- Determiners 30 minLecture1.6
- Verbs and Tenses 30 minLecture1.7
- Subject-Verb Agreement 30 minLecture1.8
- Adverbs 30 minLecture1.9
- Prepositions 30 minLecture1.10
- Conjunctions 30 minLecture1.11
- Interjections 30 minLecture1.12
- Sentences 30 minLecture1.13
- Punctuation 30 minLecture1.14