Grammar is a waste of time.

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Postby kia » Sat Dec 09, 2006 1:10 pm

Grammer is not a waste of time, but don't make yourself lost in Grammer.
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Postby kia » Sat Dec 09, 2006 1:52 pm

Just like new-born babis do. They listen, they look, and then they imitate without any hesitation in the grammer.Sometimes, I feel realy stupid to learn quite a few grammer rules.I can't use most of them in daily life.What appear in my communication with other people are always very simple and short praises and idioms.But many students around me care about grammer much more than how well you use them, I mean to speak. Most of them are not able to communicate with english spaeker, what is worse, it seem that they didn't realise the importance of speaking. their pronunciation is not correct, but they just ignore it, they spend a lot of time in the exercises of grammer, discussing a lot of complex questions like they are professors. But the fact is they even can't tell others how they think in a correct way, they are bookworms,for me , it's obvious that this kind of learning way is really not good for english learners.

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Grammar is a waste of time

Postby Lac » Sat Jan 20, 2007 10:00 am

We all should reread carefully the brief article of Openmind above.

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Postby Lac » Sat Jan 20, 2007 10:27 am

When studying English, I'm sometimes very much interested in Grammar. I think if I cultivate it by reading and learning the rules of grammar by heart, i would know more about constructions of English in thinking and writing. And then I delve in Syntatic, Oxford Grammar, Collin Cobuild etc., not to mention suring Internet to find more updated documents.
Now I notice that search helps me more or less but not quite really remarkable. Its obviously helpful in writing and understanding the English construction. It equally helps you to work everything with care related to foreign language you've been studying.
But at the same time, it creates barricades in approaching the English language involved. Speaking becomes far slower, reading also cannot faster.. Listening non-native English speakers, I often try to figure out some grammar-related similarities and differences before putting forth comparisons in my mind.
Openmind's quite right. I dont have the feeling of English. And so I unintentionally creates by myself numerous obstacles of getting closer English language.
Most Languists now acknowledge that the interactive environments are very imnportant to expand the foreign language skills of students. And should you have a good language interaction, you would be find it not complicated in referring to Grammar so soon. Right ?

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Postby sweethuman » Wed Jul 06, 2011 10:04 am

No I totally disagree with you, Grammar for those who are not the native speakers of english and they are living in such a country where the medium of conversation is English then for them it might not mean that much, however for the remaining countries where english is used and learned as a second language, Grammar is very essential since they can differenciate the tenses and formulation of the sentences and vocabulary.

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Re: Grammar is a waste of time.

Postby sashok » Thu Nov 24, 2011 4:17 am

I cannot agree with the statement. Once a person has time and desire to discuss, he is not altogether indifferent to modest science of learning languages.
1. Grammar is needed to those who is going to study another language, even to name a verb a 'verb' in order not to plunge into description of the syntax meaning and role of the word in a sentence. Without common grammar rules we'll study French for years - good French, I mean.
2. Happened to catch a mistake somewhere and joyfully rub hands that have? Be honest: educated speech and writing make us feeling fresh and active while hearing endless slang and interjections sooner or later gives you a headache.
3. Even if we accept that grammar is a prejudice, other prejudices are not better than this one, yet we follow them without further thinking.
4. Think of documents where a comma is found in incorrect place, so that the whole of the paper contents may become perverse in meaning and consequences. Grammar gives us chance to avoid disappointment in cases like that.
5. If a language is your native one, choose to know its grammar to show strangers you love it.

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Re: Grammar is a waste of time.

Postby Muhammad » Wed Dec 07, 2011 7:54 am

Teaching grammatical rules would be a real waste of time if you don't use them in your spoken sentences. If you only study them as "rules to remeber" but you don't use them in speaking, you will definitely lose them easily and get nothing but wasting your time.

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Re: Grammar is a waste of time.

Postby sdluk » Wed Dec 14, 2011 1:06 pm

TalkingPoint wrote:We don't need to learn English grammar to speak English. Grammar is a waste of time.



I am surprised :!!: , an English teacher is saying that we don't need to learn grammar to speak in English.

"You're an English teacher." And "Are you an English teacher?" Could you understand what I want to tell if I speak in either of these sentences. This is where we need grammar. :lol:

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Re: Grammar is a waste of time.

Postby tandvictor » Tue Jan 17, 2012 3:18 am

yes exactly and I recommend EffortlessEnglish method for better speaking skill! {-:

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Re: Grammar is a waste of time.

Postby kminang » Wed Jan 09, 2013 5:22 pm

We don't need to learn English grammar to speak English. Grammar is a waste of time.


Wow... I suprised. Are you sure?

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Re: Grammar is a waste of time.

Postby safia » Sun Feb 03, 2013 3:22 pm

I think the writer means unnecessary learning of difficult grammar that we do not need it in our speaking and listening.otherwise we need grammar to be understood clearly

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Re: Grammar is a waste of time.

Postby pravejprk » Mon Sep 16, 2013 9:17 am

friends grammar is a not waste of time .we don't understand pure grammar, our think is not possibal . we r not know english fully

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Postby agatawerecka » Sat Oct 25, 2014 5:52 pm

I hate grammar like all students, cuz this is the hardest thing when someone is learning a foreign language. But Im pretty sure dat grammar int a waste of time. Grammar makes our speeches are richer or more advanced. We need to learn grammar, but u know. It isnt pice of cake.

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Re: Grammar is a waste of time.

Postby jamsmith » Fri Nov 14, 2014 7:59 am

No its not at all waste of time, if you know grammar properly you can speak better than who do not know grammar.However, while speaking you do not need to focus on grammar so much because if you focus so much,it will let you not speak fluently and fluency is the most important thing for speaking


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