. The Best Way to Learn English Grammar .

A person who is attempting to learn English grammar quickly realizes that there are many rules and many exceptions to these rules in the English language. For some, doing grammar exercises can be a helpful way to learn those grammar rules. Others find that immersing themselves in the language allows them to obtain the skills needed without doing intense study. For many others, an approach that incorporates parts of both of these methods is most effective.

Pay Attention

  • Because most people who are actively learning English grammar are those who speak other languages, they have an advantage because they can compare and contrast English to their native language. Pay attention to the way grammar is used in everyday speech and writing. For example, think about the way verbs are used when a person speaks. Compare the use of verbs in English to the use of verbs in your native language. In some foreign languages, each verb conjugates in dozens of different ways and has a perfect and imperfect form.

  • Read Books

  • Read a lot of books, magazines and newspapers. Although reading may not seem like an effective grammar-learning activity, the fact is that the more you read, the more you are able to see sentences that are grammatically correct. Seeing these grammatically correct sentences will allow you to be able to keep the things you read in mind as you speak and write. Even if you do not know how you learned some things, you can know it is very likely that the skills gained will have come from reading.

  • Work Meticulously

  • Work on one specific grammar challenge at the time. Although you should continually learn different aspects of English grammar, one of the best ways to overcome challenges is to focus on one challenge at a time. For example, if you are having trouble saying verbs in the past tense, focus on conjugating these verbs properly throughout the day. If you find that you do not know how to put a specific verb into past tense, resolve that you will find the answer each time a question comes up during the day. After some time, you will be able to master putting verbs into past tense and can move on to the next challenge with other grammar problems that you may be having.

  • Listen to Yourself

  • Record yourself speaking and play back the recording to listen if there are some mistakes that you might be making. After listening to your speech, and writing down the mistakes that you have heard, ask a native speaker to listen to your recording and write down the mistakes he hears. Compare these two lists to better understand which skills you still need to work on.

  • *adapted & posted by : Teacher Nina (^_^)v


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