[feeling] Annoying English?!
My crazy two cents again... (I may offend some people unknowingly...)
Whenever I say such ridiculous things, a lot of people will point the finger at me.
So be prepared! 8)
Q: What is the use of English? What are the uses of rules/usage in English?
A: Once in a while, I ask this question to people all over the world. Most of them says:
- to communicate, to facilitate communication.
- it is used to avoid confusion.
- Rules/Usage (I simply say "rules" afterward) are necessary because if different people use English(Eng) differently, it can be a trouble! No one will understand what you are talking about.
- Without rule, you will feel difficult to learn English. So rule make you easier to use English
- Rule is a useful guide to tell how people use English in the best way
It is just one side of the coin. People seem to forget another side.
English is at the same time to trouble and burden people. Its rules are not only to eliminate confusion but to raise confusion. On one hand, rules make you easier to handle the language tool (English). On another hand, they make you harder to handle the language tool (English).
English is somewhat playing tricks on us!
Be excel at rules/usage does not mean you really make use of the language tool (English) wisely to achieve the purpose of communication.
- Please eliminate redundant/burdensome/useless English rules
Top 4 outrageous rules
- singular noun; singular verb, vice versa
- Irregular plurals (noun)
- Irregular tense form (verb)
- Make-it-Complex comparatives (adj)
[extra!] - unreasonable classification of (un)count noun (noun)
I am going to explain how they are annoying (especially to learners, but not limited to learners only. Native speakers suffer too!)