Most of you must have learned grammar in primary, middle, or higher school. But if not, you must be wondering what you can do to learn it. Let us take an example, assume that someone may not have studied grammar at school or even he/she may not have been able to master it.
Like in the case when one asks what is the difference between effect and affect. Then probability is that one may tell that effect is a noun and affect is a verb.
But this answer may not be of any help. As you are not aware of Basic grammar concepts, the doubt may still persist.
If you can relate to the above situation and have confusion regarding English grammar. Here, in this blog, Ms. Sonu Goel, Founder, and Director of Delhi’s best English Grammar courses for kids and adults – Café Converse shares easy steps to learn English Grammar.
Learn the Parts of the Speech
Each single word can be categorized into one amongst eight groups or simply say part of speech.
If one could have known the parts of speech, he may have benefited with regards to the confusion between effect and affect.
Understanding the parts of the speech is the initial step to learn grammar.
The eight parts of speech are Nouns, Pronouns, Verbs, Adjectives, Adverbs, Prepositions, Conjunctions, and Interjections.
Envisage the Grandness of the Sentences
It is awesome to understand all of the word categories, but the amazement happens when one start to put words together. This is why this step is there for learning grammar to learn more about sentences.
Sentences are a little bundle of words that comes together to express a complete thought. Each complete sentence has a subject (something or someone) and a verb (an action or a state of being). Actually, all sentences come up like this.
Example: Something or someone and doing something or being.
Here things will begin to get funny. Phrases are units of language. And one uses them every time. They are a group of words, but they come together to work as one unit. There could be different kinds of phrases. Example: He must have walked across the road. The words in italics are all individual words, but they are acting together to do the task of one part of speech. They are acting as the verb, so it is also a verb phrase.
Clauses are also, a unit of language and learning grammar needs one to study them. All clauses have a subject and a verb. Some of them can stand alone (independent clause) and some are not (dependent clause). Ones that cannot stand alone act as a single part of speech. Simply like phrases.
Sentence diagramming is the top way to learn grammar and remember everything. Here is an example:
Later on you can further create more diagrams with each word.
Happy Learning !!
Ms Sonu Goel is a professionally acclaimed certified ESL trainer from British Council having 15 years of strong background for teaching English language in both online and physical classes. She is dedicated to the teaching of English in an interactive and practical way, whereby learners feel enriched with knowledge and experience the language hands-on. She uses creative ideas and aids to let the learning happen as organically and efficiently as possible. Ms Goel has travelled various European countries and experienced an array of cultures and linguistic skills for the English language.