• Ryanne Harper

Grammar - It's Important


gram·mar

ˈɡramər/

noun

  1. the whole system and structure of a language or of languages in general, usually taken as consisting of syntax and morphology (including inflections) and sometimes also phonology and semantics.

synonyms:syntax, sentence structure, rules of language, morphology;

linguistics

"the editors of this newspaper need a refresher course in grammar"

  • a particular analysis of the system and structure of language or of a specific language.

  • a book on grammar.

plural noun: grammars

"my old Latin grammar"

Let's say it again for the people in the back, grammar is the whole system and structure of a language. So, yeah, it's pretty important. However, it can also be confusing. I mean, why don't all the o-u-g-h words rhyme? We'll answer that question at a later date. Because I need to research the answer and don't have time today. Until then, watch this Ricky Ricardo video.

Starting next week, we'll delve into one of the more interesting rules. But, for now, I leave you with this poem by Lord Cromer.

Our Strange Lingo

When the English tongue we speak.

Why is break not rhymed with freak?

Will you tell me why it's true

We say sew but likewise few?

And the maker of the verse,

Cannot rhyme his horse with worse?

Beard is not the same as heard

Cord is different from word.

Cow is cow but low is low

Shoe is never rhymed with foe.

Think of hose, dose,and lose

And think of goose and yet with choose

Think of comb, tomb and bomb,

Doll and roll or home and some.

Since pay is rhymed with say

Why not paid with said I pray?

Think of blood, food and good.

Mould is not pronounced like could.

Wherefore done, but gone and lone -

Is there any reason known?

To sum up all, it seems to me

Sound and letters don't agree.


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