believe that the grammar skills people have shouldn’t be judged so harshly in a working environment. Every job is different and each job has different responsibilities to fulfill. Also if someone does have bad grammar that shouldn’t mean they are less intelligent than those who have good grammar. But what if...
Students attend college for the main purpose of receiving a degree and obtaining a job. If poor grammar is inhibiting students from getting a job after college, grammatical principles of writing should be more heavily emphasized within the college curriculum. But, do employers even care about the level...
Blogger’s Grammar Blues What Really Matters
To be or not to be -- that remains the question today when it comes to the subject of grammar. No, not the school
subject which can be traumatic and nose-bleed-inducing but the subject of applying grammar for blog-writing. And it
A prescriptive grammar lays out rules about the structure of a language. Unlike a descriptive grammar it deals with what the grammarian believes to be right and wrong, good or bad language use; not following the rules will generate incorrect language. Both types of grammar have their supporters and their...
Grammar describes the native speaker’s competence in his/her language. Grammars can be descriptive or prescriptive. Is the former more useful than the latter? Explain your answer by discussing the merits of the two approaches in your capacity as a speaker or teacher of English.
To me as a speaker...
Writing is one of the toughest task, where you have to convince the reader that you are right. Some people do this very well, while some don’t. This depends on the capability of a person to think and write. This distinction of the ability, leads to the thinking of good and bad writing...
exceptional grammar that gives the prose a poetic look. For example the first sentence of his book “The Road” is, “When he woke in the woods in the dark and the cold of the night he'd reach out to touch the child sleeping beside him. (pg. 3)” Well, this is certainly not incorrect in grammar, but it is...
For some people English grammar is a dark forest where they can get lost. For the others it is a meadow without obstacles. This relates to foreigners as well as to native English speakers. Even phrases used in writing and everyday conversations are exposed to mistakes. The question is...
not worry about what you’re writing and it may not necessarily be perfect, but that you write what you are thinking and continue writing even if it’s bad or may not make sense. He means to put all your thoughts down on paper and start from there. Ballenger gives his students permission to write badly....
different dialects I was hearing. My first reaction to this was when I was at a new middle school and I was in a gym class and could not believe the bad grammar I was hearing, and thought how in the world these students even passed any class. Obviously I was stereotyping them, which was wrong, but I was...
You can damage your English by writing and speaking. Your grammar, vocabulary, and pronunciation can get worse because of practice. When you speak or write and you make mistakes, you teach yourself bad habits. These bad habits may be difficult to eliminate. The solution is simple: Avoid mistakes...
approach to language teaching has a lot of similarities with the direct method. Both were considered as a reaction against the shortcomings of the Grammar Translation method, both reject the use of the mother tongue and both stress that speaking and listening competences preceded reading and writing competences...
Messaging on English Grammar
By Lisa Russell, eHow Contributor , last updated February 15, 2013
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The Effects of Text Messaging on English Grammar
Debate rages among educators about the effects of text messaging on English grammar. According to an unscientific...
check all your essay and article online and ensure it is free from errors? A grammar checker service will help you get an online grammar check done that will help you have a flawless copy. After all, who loves bad grammar?
A grammar checker, in simple terms, is a computer-generated program which helps in...
The Grammar of English Grammars
HISTORICAL AND CRITICAL;
METHODICALLY ARRANGED AND AMPLY ILLUSTRATED;
FORMS OF CORRECTING AND OF PARSING, IMPROPRIETIES FOR CORRECTION...
| were | you / we / they | planning | on telling me the bad news |
1. Where were you standing when the trouble started?
2. Who was I talking to? I can’t remember.
3. Why wasn’t she waiting at the meeting point?
Grammar online: http://www.gingersoftware.com/grammarbook/verbs/the-past-progressive-tense/
get people to take you more seriously. The first is how to sound intelligent.
There are three simple rules to help you here:
4. Don't make stupid mistakes like this
Given the overlap between rules 1-3, I'll cover them all at once.
When many people are writing...
the medical organization.
The Chick-fil-A company owns its creative adverting and marketing strategies brand geared solely by purposely using bad grammar. In one of organizations most famous and common advertising pieces, “Eat Mor Ckikin” is now being partnered with, “Dress Like Me. Git Free Ckikin”...
which items are acceptable / correct?
Most of these are obvious. For others we have to guess, based on our own intuitions as fully competent speakers Grammars? Dictionaries? (mostly based on native varieties) In the future: a reference work on internationally accepted forms as a ‘wiki’?
English grammar had its shape formed in the 18th century. A number of rules and norms on the correct use of English were formulated in the 18th century and copies from book to book all these years. It was assumed that the authors were to be trusted and they were regarded infallible...
Writer’s block, bad sentence structure, and incorrect grammar are the first to come to mind. The first challenge is writer’s block, which can be difficult to deal with when writing a paper. Becoming very angry and frustrated can make the problem worse while writing. The second challenge is bad sentence structure...
have had to write in many different forms throughout my life. I have written different items from essays to emails. I have had good experiences and bad experiences. My different experiences in writing have been story writing in high school, Science lab reports in my previous college and writing corporate...
and what I needed to do to get a passing grade.
My aspects of writing that I need to work on are my grammar issues. I have a
bad grammar problem when it comes to writing a paper. I have it bad leaving off ending of words; have run on sentence and no comma in the correct places. I can say that I...
Grammar is a hot topic in our digital age. With phrases such as “I can haz chezberger?” and “Grammar Nazi” floating around various websites, and the capability of shortening every type of written correspondence, it is easy to become lazy with written word. But, to what end? Is...
II. KINDS OF GRAMMAR
Most people first encounter grammar in connection with thestudy of their own or of a second language in school. This kind of grammar iscalled normative, or prescriptive, because it defines the role of the variousparts of speech and purports to tell what is the norm, or rule, of...
matter: Tween Texting may lead to Poor Grammar Skills”. Pennstate. 25 July 2012. University Park. 27 July 2013 <http://news.psu.edu/story/147778/2012/07/25/no-lol-matter-tween-texting-may-lead-poor-grammar-skills>.
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writer’s block, bad sentence structure, and incorrect grammar. The first challenge is writer’s block, which can be difficult to deal with when writing a paper. Becoming very angry and frustrated, which if not dealt with can make the problem worse while writing. The second challenge is that bad sentence structure...
fundamentals of English / grammar. In this class these past two weeks, I have been introduced to the basic foundation of the writing process and a great refresher course to learning the grammar basics. I am beginning to understand how and why it is so important to have proper grammar. I have learned the parts...
linguistic exposure if they are living in a country where the learnt language is not a formal language nor widely spoken. This can result in them having a bad attitude and lacking motivation to learn. Prejudices can also exist about a language that may deter students from wanting to learn. Teachers should try...
Linguistics and Grammar This family adored people and their speech, they tried to teach and educate them. But one thing upset Grammar and Linguistics. They didn’t have children.
So once when Grammar was washing clothes near the river she heard a cry and found a little baby that was alone. Grammar brought this...