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Grammar

Grammar is the art of speaking and writing the language properly. Grammar teaches us how to use words in a proper manner. Grammar includes the general principles of a particular language. The established practice of the best speakers and writers of any language, is the standard of grammatical accuracy in the use of that language.

By the phrase, established practice, is implied reputable, national, and present usage. Usage becomes acceptable and legal, when it has been long and generally adopted.

Grammar Terms

Adjectives Mood
Adverbs Nouns
Agreement of Verb and Subject Paragraph
Analogy Parts of Speech
Arrangement of Words in a Sentence Person
Articles Phrases and Clauses
Capital Letters Prepositions
Common Errors in the Use of Words Pronouns
Confusion of Adjectives and Adverbs Punctuation
Conjugation Rules for Correct Writing
Conjunctions Rules for Spelling
Diction Rules for the Use and Arrangement of Words
Divisions of Grammar Sentence
English language Sentence Classification
English Language in a Nutshell Split Infinitive
Figurative Language Syllables and Words
Gender Tense
General Grammar Notes To Be
Grammar Glossary Use of Indicative and Subjunctive
How to Speak and Write Correctly Verbs
Interjections Voice
Irregular Verbs Word Families
Kinds of Writing Styles Writing Style
Letters

The Importance of Grammar

English grammar is important to writers for several reasons. First of all, disregard of the correct use and combination of words is often considered a distinct mark of inferiority and a serious barrier to business and social advancement. A person's use of words is commonly taken as a measure of knowledge and even intelligence. Carelessness in this regard often causes a person to be held in much less esteem than one really deserves.

Divisions of Grammar—Definitions—Etymology.

In order to speak and write the English language correctly, it is imperative that the fundamental principles of the Grammar be mastered, for no matter how much we may read of the best authors, no matter how much we may associate with and imitate the best speakers, if we do not know the underlying principles of the correct formation of sentences and the relation of words to one another, we will be to a great extent like the parrot, that merely repeats what it hears without understanding the import of what is said. Of course the parrot, being a creature without reason, cannot comprehend; it can simply repeat what is said to it, and as it utters phrases and sentences of profanity with as much facility as those of virtue, so by like analogy, when we do not understand the grammar of the language, we may be making egregious blunders while thinking we are speaking with the utmost accuracy.