Do I need to study English grammar?
Topic: English writing and grammar help
July 20, 2019 / By Ewain Question:
It is very important for high school students to study English grammar, because there are a lot of questions about it in entrance examinations for colleges in Japan.
I studied it when I was in high school, but I've refused it since I had passed the exam, because it always confuses me. I think a large vocabulary is more important than grammar to understand/speak/write/catch English, but I still wonder if I need to study English grammar because it's my second language.
[Japanese people: I know you are all good at English grammar, and I am sorry for this silly question]
Best Answers: Do I need to study English grammar?
Cory | 6 days ago
Well, because of it being your second language, it probably won't be such a big deal to strongly focus on it, as people will probably understand you and you could get by with what you know (it seems like you have a pretty good grasp of it so far -- good job (b^_^)b .
But, if you wish to speak English fluently, then grammar is highly important.
"Grammar is the set of rules that govern the usage of English language.
A strong grasp of English grammar is therefore of the greatest importance.
Most non-native English speakers make grammatical mistakes while speaking in English. Improving grammar takes time and effort but it is well worth it."
Here are a couple of links to help you learn more and help determine whether you feel you should focus on grammar. They also include tips, practices and exercises, and explanation and rules of English grammar::
The first link below seems like it has everything! Explanations, examples, etc..
I hope these help!
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Yes. It is important to learn English grammar. Different usage of grammar will lead you to different meaning of the entire sentence or to entire different time frame, just like in Japanese bunpou. Especially if you'd use it to write report/journal in English or maybe writing a novel or translating English to Japanese or vice versa. At least your grammar has to be acceptable enough so then people won't get it wrong. Also, it doesn't have to be perfect. No one is perfect.
English has firm grammar structure and it is not going to change (maybe a little) so take your time. Of course learning the vocabularies is important as well but you can do it by reading some novels or watching some films. It'd help you to learn and remember more vocabularies than if you do it like you're studying for your English exam.
I don't find this question silly at all. English is my third language. Aren't you lucky it's only your 2nd language? You can improve more :)
Wish you all the luck!
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While you can talk a language colloquially, (because you learnt it as a child, say) you still need to know how the grammar wporks so that you can write well.
If you understand the grammatical concepts - pats of speech, conjugation &c learning another language becomes easier.
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Your grammar is better than some people I know who are native speakers but it is important to know just like Japanese grammar :)
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Just by this tidbit you are already better than most American high schoolers....And really I don't know why you would need to really focus and study english grammar when most Americans (including myself) struggle with perfecting our grammar.
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