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5 Reasons Why English Grammar Is So Difficult

Many are the readers, writers, and publishers who struggle with grammar…

Many, too, are the folks who don’t care a hoot about grammar, as long as other folks understand what they’re saying…

Today’s Re-blog sets out some good reasons to work for “Clarity” and not worry about “Grammar”.

Dysfunctional Literacy

Don't let them fool you. Even they struggle with grammar. (image via wikimedia) Don’t let them fool you. They struggle with grammar just like the rest of us. (image via wikimedia)

English grammar can be tough.  Even people who enjoy reading and writing have a difficult time getting all the rules right.  When I was in college, I got careless with a composition and messed up a bunch of “its” and “it’s.”  My writing instructor admonished me, saying I couldn’t be successful in a writing profession by making basic mistakes.

At the time, I knew the rules, but I also knew I had a tendency to get careless, so I ended up going into a profession that has nothing to do with writing.  It’s my fault I didn’t choose a writing profession.  But almost everybody struggles with grammar, so if I blame grammar for my problems, almost everybody will agree with me.

Below are five perfectly good, rational reasons that explain why English grammar is…

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3 responses to “5 Reasons Why English Grammar Is So Difficult

  1. D.G.Kaye October 8, 2015 at 9:29 pm

    Great post with so much truth here Alex. Thanks for sharing, as I’m doing. :)


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