هر روز ۱۵ دقیقه با گرامر
Author: Learning Express Editors
Publisher: Learning Express
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Grammar in 15 Minutes a Day: Junior Skills Builders
ENGLISH IS A very complex language, but luckily there is a “users’ manual” dedicated to the rules of English, referred to as grammar and usage. This is a huge set of guidelines that helps clarify the multifaceted, dynamic parts of our language (maybe you have studied many of them already at school). Understanding the inner structure of sentences and writing doesn’t have to be mind numbing; it can be fun and challenging if you approach it with the right mindset. You will only benefit from your hard efforts to make heads or tails of English grammar and usage, and will especially reap the rewards in your writing and speaking, now and forever.
Think about how often you write—essays for school, notes and e-mails to your friends, even lists (wish lists, grocery lists, to-do lists . . . the list goes on!) These all require writing, just in different ways. Essays are more formal (really requiring the most of your grammar knowledge and astuteness). Other types of writing can be less formal, maybe even downright informal, and are made up of slang, emoticons, and abbreviations that would boggle the mind of any adult, but be perfectly discernible to you and your friends. That’s the beauty and versatility of language. And as long as you understand that there is a time and place for everything, laid-back is okay . . . really. . . adaptability is the key. And so is having a basic, but grounded, understanding of the inner workings of English (although, trust me, no one expects you to be a walking grammar book). Making a determined and consistent effort to learn and apply some of the rules in this book will help you create good habits that will stay with you when it counts—like for term papers in high school and college, and letters to prospective employers when you begin job hunting in the future. These circumstances, and others, hinge on someone being able to understand and appreciate what you say and how you say it, whether your words are written or spoken.