I joined because I'm trying to write a short digital book on learning English grammar but I don't know where to start.
If it's not too much of a problem, could every suggest a grammar area from these 3 categories that they'd want if they were to read my digital book...
Please help me out and suggest a grammar area for each one, when the digital book is finished, I will share it here for free of charge just for your kind help
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I was thinking about splitting it into a series of 3 ebooks so beginner, intermediate then advanced so it helps with natural progression and learning but I honestly don't know where to start.
I know English grammar extremely well but I don't know what the first things that people want to learn are. Do you see my problem?
You could post your provisional list of subjects and, those of us who have been here for a while can tell you which ones seem really necessary for learners. After all there are plenty of grammar resources already on the net, so yours would need an angle to be any better than the others.
I'll post a list of the top ~ 10 problems that I see (later). Maybe others could add to it.
Anyhow, here's a few areas that are popular:
- Use of past and present perfect tenses
- Use of continuous tenses, and aspect.
- Use of correct prepositions
- Use of “verbing vs. “to verb” (“I like swimming; I like to swim”)
- Use of articles (not very grammatical, this one)
- Tricky subject verb agreement rules (“None of us is etc...; Peter is one of the boys who are good at maths.” – even teachers get this wrong)
- Proper use of commas (if you count that as grammar). Defining v non-defining clauses.
- Punctuation generally.
Well, there are some problems, I hope it will be solved in your book:
- Using of the tenses
- Sentences Form (Conditional Sentences,... too many for me, but please list all in the book!)
Yeah, I think all of my problems are all included in Raymott's. But just one thing: Please be detailed, not only in writing but also in speaking, communicating, not only formal English but also informal English, not only BrE but also AmE!
Thank you so much! And will be more thanks if you could write a book which solves all of our grammar problems. By the way, I really appreciate if you could check for me all of my grammar mistakes in this reply.