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The conventions of public grammar help sustain the uniformity of our writing system, on which our society depends utterly. Finally, they reflect the language of economic power. In general, people who can write and speak according to the standard conventions have a better chance at participating in the influential core of our society. People who do Page T35 not master those conventions will likely face obstacles at every turn. It is important for us to remember and to remind our students that public grammar is different from, not inherently better than, the language students normally use.
What will not change is that a writer who knows where commas belong makes the job easier on the reader, as does the writer who understands subordination, agreement, and overall CA_NAT_GUM_Hbk_ATE08_FM_T26-T47 4/11/08 5:20 PM sentence management. If we acknowledge that the whole purpose of writing is to communicate, and that communication is accomplished by writing clearly, then we can see the application of grammar to writing. Of course, if grammar instruction never makes the leap from identification of a structure to its effective application, then these teachers are right to reject it as largely irrelevant.
Understanding these terms will help them better understand the notion of sentence, which, in turn, will help them better understand and correct any unintentional fragment or run-on sentence. ) Being able to identify subjects and verbs will certainly help students identify errors in subject-verb agreement, errors in verb-tense consistency, and even the overuse of main verb be. This skill can also help students identify verbs in the T42 Essays on Teaching Grammar passive voice and can help students choose the correct case of personal pronouns.
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