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Overview Of Grammar

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This is a brief Overview Of Grammar.  It is not, here, necessary to go into the meaning of the word “Grammar” itself — or an explanation of the “Traditional” Systems of English Grammar.  This is because — first of all — most of those explanations were done by people who did not really comprehend Grammar fully or properly…  (At least that is what the descriptions in most other grammar references indicate.)  😀
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And like almost anything — the more that one talks or writes about it (especially if that person does not actually comprehend it), the more complicated it gets.  And the more complicated it gets — the less useful it is…  AND
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…The GiveMeSomeEnglish!!! Grammar Portal & English Reference Guide is being created to FIX that problem…  not add to it.

~”The Teacher”

 

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What I Intend To Make Clear In This Document
And With This Entire English Grammar Reference Guide

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  • To Explain The Constructs & Usage Of English Grammar So That It Is Easily Comprehensible And Useful For ALL
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  • To Make Clear Those Ideas, Concepts, & Principles Of Grammar That Have Been Made Confusing By Traditional English Teachers & The Traditional English Teaching Industry Itself
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  • To Ensure That Everyone Who Reads This Not Only “Gets It”, But That — Through The Use Of This Guide — English Grammar Will Become Logical, And Even “Simple” & Obvious…  (as well as Interesting and, actually, Exciting!)

 

How is this possible?  Because I do not have an English “Degree”…  or ANY “Degree”, for that matter.  Nor do I care to waste my money to go through the self-inflicted torture of obtaining one.  (Those who wish to bestow upon me any honorary “Degrees”, simply for the brilliance of my genius are welcome to do-so — but no monetary funds will be given for such so-called “Honors”.)
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… A so-called “Degree” is — by it’s very definition (and yes, I meant to put that apostrophe there) — nothing more than a so-called “Official” — yet completely imaginative — “Limitation” that one pays a huge amount of money to have bestowed upon them by others who have only a supposed & imagined “Authority” to do so.  Luckily I was, very-early, bestowed with a life-situation which made it possible to not have the ability to be so un-fortunate as-to subject myself to such an expensive & often-demonstrably-useless Limitation…

~”The Teacher”

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Therefore — I have not been “handicapped” by the traditional “World Of English Instruction”, and the INCREDIBLY limiting beliefs, and completely (and obviously) false and/or mistaken perceptions that those people who call themselves “Teachers” have been taught indoctrinated with…  and then wrongly pass-on to their unfortunate students.
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And how does this make sense?  Because the person who gets a “Degree”…  (i.e. — pays tons of money to have another person to tell them how to do something — only never as “good” as the one doing the telling)…  almost never becomes a leader or a “World-Changer” in that particular field.
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They may be very successful — but they will never be an “Elon Musk”, a “Steve Jobs”, or a “Nikola Tesla”.  None of those people obtained degrees in the things that they did to change the world.  They were “Outsiders”…  And I AM almost-definitely THE biggest “Outsider” working within The English Language teaching world today.  😎
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And why do I do it?  Well, like most people who become English teachers living in a foreign country — I did it to meet beautiful Eastern-European Women.  But then — after doing the job for a few years — I suddenly “Got It”!  And by that, I mean:  I had an epiphany;  It became clear to me in a way that NO English “text-book” — (a very stupid term, by the way) — has ever explained, or even tried-to.

 

And That Is What I WILL Explain Here

 

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What Is Grammar?

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The word “Grammar” is the term used to describe what most people say are “The Rules” of a Language.  However — most people who say that…  are wrong.  This is because most people do not actually or correctly comprehend the meaning and the proper usage of the word “Rule”.
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A “Rule” is a device by-which one “measures” something.  And that, of course, IS something that we use English Grammar for.  Or at-least, that is certainly part of the Grammar of any Language.
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But, when most people say “Rule” — what they ACTUALLY mean is “Regulation”;  A thing by-which we “regulate” something;  How we Limit, Control, & Conduct “The Behavior” of something.  And THIS is what most people think is ALL of Grammar.  But this, also…  is only a PART of it…
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It may be the biggest part…  But it is still only a part.  (more on this further down in this document.)

 

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The Word “Grammar”

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To give the word “Grammar” a proper & CORRECT Definition & Description;  One that PROPERLY describes What Grammar Actually Is & Does — we can say that:  The Word “Grammar” Is Used To Refer To:
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…The System Of ‘Rules & Regulations’ By-Which One Analyses & Uses The Letters, Words, Phrases, & Symbols of Punctuation — Relative To A Spoken & Written ‘Language’ — For The Sake Of Clear & Comprehensible Communication With Others — And Even With One’s Own Self.

~”The Teacher”

 

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The Problem With The Word “Rules”

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As stated above — the word “Rules is used incorrectly by almost everyone who uses it.  And considering that the so-called “English Experts”…  (what English Teachers SHOULD be)…  incorrectly use this word to describe what are actually the “Regulations” of English Grammar — then this is a perfect example of why learning English Grammar from people like them is actually…  (as THEY themselves often say)…  “Really Difficult”.
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However — I AM hear to say that:  Learning the “Rules & Regulations” of English Grammar is NOT difficult.  It is very easy, and even quite simple, when one uses the correct words, and does-not skip over important elements of Grammar.  (Unfortunately — this is something that a LOT of “teachers” do — simply because they think that either the student won’t “get it”, or that it is too difficult for them to explain properly.)
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…If you ever have a teacher who describes something as being ‘difficult’, or ‘confusing’ — in many cases, this is an indication that the teacher does not really comprehend it themselves.  Regardless — do-not listen to them.  Anything ‘difficult’ can be made easy.  And anything ‘confusing’ can be made Comprehensible…  (and that is exactly what I do)

~”The Teacher”

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There are, indeed, “Rules of Grammar”.  But those rules do not make-up the most important part of English Grammar.  They make-up the part of Grammar that traditional teachers say is “very difficult” — and what they consider to be “Advanced English”…  (another very stupid term).

 

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The “Rules & Regulations” Of Grammar

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NoticeI use the term “Rules & Regulations” — rather than “Regulations & Rules” — only because it is a common phrase, and it just seems to “sound” better.  It is perfectly fine to say “Regulations & Rules”…  (and might make more sense, logically — considering that the “Regulations” are the basic elements of Grammar — while the “Rules” are the “Extras” that build upon those basics)…  but since the phrase is more commonly said in the “backwards” way (and the meaning is-not changed by doing-so), I shall continue to use it in this way.  😉

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So…  the “Rules & Regulations” actually make-up the two COMPLETELY Separate & Distinct, but Necessarily & Related aspects of English Grammar.  Those aspects are:
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1. The Regulations Of English Grammar:  Those parts of English Grammar that are vital to use so that the expression of the Letters, Words, & Phrases Is Comprehensible; so that they “Make Sense”.  When these Regulations are not followed, then the expression is (most of the time) incomprehensible;  It doesn’t “Make Sense”.  Included with these Regulations is also:  Punctuation — something which is often over-looked as a necessary part of Grammar.
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2.  The Rules Of English Grammar:  Those parts of English Grammar that are NOT always vital to use in the “prescribed” way — as when they are not followed — it is still possible for others to “make sense” of what is being expressed.  However — when used “correctly” — these Rules give the expression more “Life”.  They are the devices used to make communication more detailed & “expressive”.  Without the use of these Rules — the communication may be moderately effective — but it is often bland, and contains no emotion.

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These two different aspects of Grammar are found in any language — but they are the most “Rich” and complex in The English Language.  However — despite this complexity — when it is known that there is a difference between these Two Aspects Of Grammar — then it is no-longer “difficult” to LEARN English Grammar.  And, in fact — it actually becomes quite interesting & amazing!  (My opinion, of course.  But I bet that I can make you interested as well.)  😎

 

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The Two Aspects Of English Grammar

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These two different Aspects Of English Grammar actually do have names which are used by some linguists — but almost never by actual English “teachers”.  I discovered the names of them AFTER their existence became clear to me through my “Grand Grammatical Epiphany”.  (And actually one of the names was exactly the same as the name that I had chosen to describe it.)

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The first aspect of Grammar  — that-which forms the basic Elements, Units, Structures, and many of the Devices of the language — is called “Prescriptive Grammar”.  This is the Grammar that makes-up “The Regulations” of the language.  It is with “Prescriptive Grammar” that we form the Words, Phrases, & Sentences that make-up the language as we Know & Comprehend it.
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The term itself is indicative of what it actually is.  It is “Pre-“ (before) “-Scriptive” (of or relating to: “Script”; Writing).  Therefore — this is the set of Regulations that one MUST implement even BEFORE (“Pre-“) writing (“Scripting”) any Words, Phrases, or Sentences…  (Of course this is also true for speaking.)  Without these Regulations — the Words, Phrases, & Sentences will not “make sense”.
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The second aspect of Grammar — that which adds-to and “colors”, or “gives life” to our expression — is called “Descriptive Grammar”.  This is the part of the English Grammar that (probably) every other so-called “teacher” gets wrong…  (or not at all).  😀
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Firstly — they get it wrong because so many of them constantly & continually tell their students that it is “difficult” (which it is-not)…

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… Imagine if art teachers only gave their students Black, White, & Grey Paint — and then told them that the colors were too “difficult”;  that using colors in their painting was for “advanced” students.  If that was the case — then the only great painters would be those who learned on their own — or those who just didn’t listen to their ‘teacher’…  Like Me…” 😀

~”The Teacher”
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The other reason that they are wrong is because they probably do not even realize that this aspect of Grammar is not-only separate — but that these Rules CAN be broken (and often are) and the language can still function — sometimes perfectly well.  In fact — without “breaking these rules” — we would not have “Poetry” or “Song”…  (At-least not very good poetry & song.)  😀

 

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The Hundreds Of Other Types Of Grammar

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The heading of this section is a bit of an exaggeration, but it is this way to make a point.  Although it is quite possible that there ARE hundreds of other “types” of Grammar — If you look-up the word “grammar” on Wikipedia, you will see that there are a number of what they call “Theoretical Frameworks”.
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I’m quite sure that they would say that The Common Tongue is a “theoretical framework”.  But I AM quite confident that it will be the only one that actually “works”, is fully complete, and is without any flaws or “con-fusion”.)  😎

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However — the names given to these “frameworks” are all claiming that they are a “form” of grammar.  None of these are needed.  At-least they won’t be after I have finished this Grammar Reference Guide and the entire “Common Tongue System Of The English Language”.
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All of these so-called “Grammar”s were conceived-of by scholars & academics — most of them being linguists, or other “People With Degrees”.  However — almost none of these “grammars” (from what I have seen) were actually written for the benefit of a person wishing to learn and/or improve his or her comprehension of The English Language.

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They are all written for other “People With Degrees”.  Some of them may be interesting and even beneficial.  But as I mentioned at the very beginning of this article — the more one talks or writes ABOUT something, the more needlessly complicated it becomes…  (which is why nearly all “Academic Writing” is a complete waste of most people’s time).

 

So Let’s Just Get To The Point!!!

 

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The Only Grammar(s) That You Need To Worry About

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The only English Grammar that you need to concern yourself with is that-which helps you to clearly Comprehend & Communicate in English.  Anything else is just “fluff”…  (Like really bad “Fusion Jazz”) 😀

 

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The Basics Of Grammar

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  • The Letters Of The Alphabet

    • The Comprehension Of, & Ability To *Pronounce The Letters Correctly
    • The Comprehension Of, & Ability To *Pronounce Unique Letter Combinations

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*Yes…  Pronunciation IS part of Grammar.  This is because, if certain words are not pronounced properly, then they are not comprehended, and often can mean something completely different.

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  • The Different Word-Classes — (often wrongly described as “Parts Of Speech”)

    • Adjectives
    • Adverbs
    • Articles
    • Conjunctions
    • Nouns
    • Numbers
    • Prepositions
    • Pronouns
    • Verbs

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  • The Sentence

    • Formulation Of Statements
    • Formulation Of Questions
    • The Knowledge, Comprehension, & Proper Usage Of Punctuation
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  • The Common Verbs — (Relating To Experiencing & Participating In “Reality”)

    • “To Be”
    • “To Have”
    • “To Think”
    • “To Feel” — (emotion)
    • “To Want”
    • “To Know”
    • “To Do”
      • To Feel — (sensation)
      • To Hear
      • To Smell
      • To Taste
      • To See
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  • Verb-Tenses

    • Present
    • Past
    • Future
    • “Perfect” — (Relating To All Time)
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  • Active & Passive Form

 

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The Extras

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Basically — Everything else.  — (This part of the page will be populated as I conceive of the best way of doing-so without making this page 10,000,000 words long.) 😉
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Links to each Topic / Subject / Item / Etc. will be added as those pages are created.  If you have a specific question that I have not already answered — let me know, and I will move that particular topic to the top of my “To Do” List.

 

Have An Excellent Day!

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~ “The Teacher”

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