Friday, September 13, 2013

Grammar Lesson 1 9/13/13

Many people speak English informally (pigeon talk) , rather than formally.

Here are some examples of informal grammar:

* Talking to friends
* Personal correspondence (e.g. sending an e-mail)
* Tweeting/Facebook
* Texting
* Creative writing (e.g. writing a novel)
* Journalism - the writer determines rules for writing

Here are some examples of formal grammar:

* Academic writing
* Research papers
* Business reports
* Applications for jobs/colleges
* College essays
* Resumes

In the end, it is not grammar that has decreased in America.  It is our level of education that is falling.

Extra Notes:

The verb is the most important part of a sentence in English.


* A person, place, thing, idea, or activity
* Proper noun - specific and capitalized
* Common noun - general and NOT capitalized
* Collective noun - function as a group
* Gerund - a verb acting as a noun

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