It is very difficult to become fluent in English without understanding the fundamental building blocks that make it what it is. In any language, those fundamental building blocks are what we call grammar. Here at Super Maths & English, this is an essential part of English language mastery.
We like to think of it as being similar to the architectural plans for constructing a new building. Each person involved in the construction process must be able to read and understand the plans. Just one mistake by someone who cannot read the plans could throw the whole project off. Grammar works the same way.
Grammar rules tell us how and when to use punctuation. They tell us what kinds of words to use depending on the sentence being constructed. Its rules provide the foundation for talking about things in the past, present, and future without confusing those we are communicating with.
Grammar Can Change Everything
There is a common misconception among adults learning English as a second language that sentence structure or proper syntax doesn’t really matter. It absolutely does. Grammar can change everything.It determines the meaning of what someone is trying to say. For example, consider something as simple as past versus present tense.
“I am walking home” talks about something being done right now. “I walked home” talks about something done in the past. If you were to use these two sentences incorrectly, you could convey to someone that you are presently home when, in fact, you are actually walking down the street. There is a big difference, isn’t there?
Grammar is an essential part of the English language that cannot be ignored if you want your children to master communicating in English. We know how critical this is, which is why it is such an integral part of our kids’ classes.