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The ordinary-sized words are for everyone, but the big ones are especially for children.



Wednesday, 28 August 2013

Nuts and Bolts: why grammar is

                                        grammar
sally
                 think
           blogpost
think
                                   you
                                                          please

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Thing To Use Today: grammar.

Well, we can't do without it, can we?

The word grammar comes from the Greek word grammatikos which means concerning letters.










2 comments:

  1. I attended a language course once and the teacher proudly announced that fluency in a language need only 500 words. Afterward, some of the other students were amazed by this, and obviously highly motivated at how easy fluency was to attain. I think I dampened their zeal a little by pointing out that knowing 500 words is the easy part - it's in putting them into the correct order that it all starts to get tricky.

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    1. I once had a long, long conversation with someone in a Czech bookshop where I was buying a Czech version of one of the Famous Five books.

      I still wonder what it was all about: all I did was bow and smile!

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