Grammar. Two.

IMG_6724In a previous post I talked about grammar and it’s [the article] pretty self explanatory. It doesn’t go into too much detail and that suits me just fine.

I get pretty confused about the correct use of English when writing. Similes, idioms, euphemisms, metaphors and the many differing variants and rules that English pedants insist we use are exhausting.

Does it really matter, as long as the reader understands what we’re talking about?

Well yes. And no. And I’ve probably broken many grammatical rules with just these three sentences.

Some years ago I went out with an English teacher and she vainly tried to teach me the correct use of similes, idioms, euphemisms, metaphors plus syntax and morphology (including inflections) and sometimes also phonology and semantics and the system of writting and with a couple of notable exceptions I simply couldn’t grasp the concepts.

Luckily there are now a plethora of on-line resources that can help. But to be honest not much of it makes sense to me and I don’t suppose it ever will.

I don’t have an “…ology” and have no desire to obtain one.

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