Thursday, February 5, 2009

On English Grammar and Usage

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. 

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