I just re-read my last post and am learning how incredibly difficult it is to maintain a strong command of English usage. My prose sounds tweaked/forced at times and I've stopped using contractions. (And I've only been here for six months.)
I'm not going to worry about it. What can I do? I have to attempt to teach five, seventeen year olds a thing or two about Articles in ten minutes.
Frustrating inverse proportionality: as my skills improve in explaining complex grammatical subjects to EFL learners, my own writing skills decline. In shorthand: Explaining Grammar goes up AS Using Grammer goes down.