You Can Learn Grammar

You Can Learn Grammar

There's a good reason why you never learned grammar, and it's not related to your IQ. In fact, it doesn't have anything to do with you at all. Let's explore why you haven't learned it yet, and then we'll talk about what you can do about it.

What Went Wrong

The short reason why you don't know grammar is that you weren't taught properly. (We shouldn't blame your teachers, though. They probably didn't learn grammar the right way either!)

Over the course of your schooling, you were haphazardly presented a random list of topics for a subject (grammar) that must be taught in a particular order.

The information that you were presented wasn't necessarily wrong, but it was given to you at the wrong time. This is not a recipe for success. This is a recipe for disaster. Here's what I mean.

If you needed to drive somewhere that you had never been before, you would probably hop in the car and use your phone's navigational system to give you step-by-step directions from wherever you started to wherever you wanted to go.

You would expect your phone to give you, not only the right directions, but the right directions in the right order.

But what if it gave you all of the right directions in the wrong order?

Driving Directions

That would be less than useless. You would have spent time and energy driving, but you wouldn't end up anywhere near your destination. You would be tired and frustrated, and you would go to the nearest Dairy Queen to drown your sorrows in a large chocolate milkshake. (Okay, maybe you wouldn't do that last thing.)

You would probably also blame your phone for giving you the wrong information. However, it didn't give you the wrong information. It gave you all of the right information in the wrong order.

We all know that for directions to make any sense, they need to be given in a particular order. Well, the same thing is true for learning grammar.

What To Do About It

In order to learn grammar easily without feeling frustrated, bored, or overwhelmed, you need to learn the right things in the right order.

Example #1

You must learn about adjectives before you can understand dependent adjective clauses.

Sentence diagram of an adjectivehappy = adjective
Sentence diagram of an adjective clausewho looked happy = dependent clause

Example #2

You must learn about adjectives and adverbs before you can understand prepositions.

Prepositional phrase sentence diagramPrepositions are always in prepositional phrases.
Prepositional phrasesPrepositional phrases function as adjectives or adverbs.

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