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.
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
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?
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
In order to learn grammar easily without feeling frustrated, bored, or overwhelmed, you need to learn the right things in the right order.
You must learn about adjectives before you can understand dependent adjective clauses.
happy = adjective
who looked happy = dependent clause
You must learn about adjectives and adverbs before you can understand prepositions.
Prepositions are always in prepositional phrases.
Prepositional phrases function as adjectives or adverbs.
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