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...
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
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 Importance of Grammar
When recently considering a skill that many do not have but could benefit from mastering, my first thought was the “art of communication.” This subject seemed broad, so I began to consider what allows people to communicate effectively, both written and verbal. When considering...
It was hard enough to try and memorize the rules of spelling without so many words being an exception to those rules. My fear of spelling was so bad in fact that often times I would chose not to write while around people, in fear I would misspell an easy word and would get laughed at. Through this...
Written grammar presentation
based on “Fever Pitch” by Nick Hornby
The use of all (of), whole, every, each
The Grammar of English Grammars
HISTORICAL AND CRITICAL;
METHODICALLY ARRANGED AND AMPLY ILLUSTRATED;
FORMS OF CORRECTING AND OF PARSING, IMPROPRIETIES FOR CORRECTION...
GRAMMAR TEACHING PROBLEMS
Grammar is the study of rules governing the use of language, and it includes the study of phonology, phonetics, morphology, semantics, syntax, and pragmatics. Understanding the rules and function of grammar is an integral part of good writing, but many students find the study...
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Unit 1: Parts of Speech
Nouns: Concrete, Abstract, and Collective
A noun is a word that names a person, place, thing, or idea. A singular noun names one
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...
According to Cambridge Dictionary Online, the English definition of the word ‘Grammar’ is (the study or use of) the rules about how words change their form and combine with other words to make sentences. Grammar is divided into phonology (systematic organization of sounds in languages), morphology...
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...
How Grammar Is Taught In Task Based Language Learning Method
The purpose of this essay is to investigate how grammar is taught in task based language learning method at upper secondary high school and what guidance experienced teachers have to offer. This is done by studying task based language...
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...
English Grammar to Beginners :
A Way to Speak Accurately
Some people say that learning foreign language should be an activity in which the learners try to use that language as often as possible, not only try to know about that language which means the learners only try to understand the grammar. They...
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...
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...
Running Head: Teaching Grammar in Context
Teaching Grammar in Context: Stepping away from Grammar in Isolation
Peabody College at Vanderbilt University
It is often difficult to convince teachers and students that grammar instruction is a necessary...
TO TEACH OR NOT TO TEACH GRAMMAR IN THE PRIMARY SCHOOL CLASSROOM:
THAT IS THE QUESTIONS.
The teaching of English as a second language is always a hard nut to crack. Besides, learning a second language is different from that of the first language. We learn the first language non-consciously from the...
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn: Bad for the Modern Student
For decades children and adults alike have been taught to refrain from using disrespectful racial slurs and treat one another as equals. One way this message is spread to the youth is through...
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...
progression of any given person's education, they are bound to run into unavoidable and quite frustrating problems. These problems can range from getting a bad grade on a test to forgetting to do one's math homework. At the time, the student feels completely overwhelmed and frustrated about the issue, but the...
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 copied from book to book all these years. It was assumed that the authors were to be trusted and they were regarded infallible...
Using Appendix F, students complete the CheckPoint. Advise students to post their answers to the Individual forum by Day 4.
Comprehensive Grammar CheckPoint Answer Key
|Item |Correct Answer |Rationale ...
important grammar is. There are so many abbreviations and so much slang nowadays, it is impossible to know what people mean. I can’t even count how many times I have had to call someone to ask them what they were talking about in a text message because they didn’t use correct punctuation and grammar. I never...
COM 215 Week 1 DQs
COM 215 Week 1 Grammar Exercise 1
COM 215 Week 2 Assignment: Business Solutions
COM 215 Week 2 CheckPoint: Communication Strategies
COM 215 Week 3 DQs
COM 215 Week 3 Grammar Exercise 2
COM 215 Week 4 Assignment: Informative, Positive...
Good Boss Bad Boss
University Of Phoenix
November 24, 2013
Good Boss Bad Boss
“Servants don’t know a good master until they have served a worse,” (Aesop). By the tender age of eighteen, most people have had a job. Whatever that job was, the kind of master...
Theoretical aspects of teaching grammar games.......................................................7
1.1. The advantages of using games…………………………………………7
1.2. The adequacy in using games…………………………………………...9
1.3. Learning grammar through games…………………………………….12
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’?