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    why we study grammar

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    why we study grammar
    An understanding of grammar has been consistently shown in studies to be useful for people learning a second language. They learn more quickly, and achieve a higher proficiency.
    Learning the vocabulary of grammar also gives you some tools to talk about language. Most people find it useful to be able to label concepts in any field of study they undertake.

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    Grammar is important for clear communication.


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    Quote Originally Posted by ayoobrahman View Post
    why we study grammar
    I may well be wrong but let me suggest that there may be some discrepancy between the idea expressed by Ayoobrahman and that of Raymott.

    "An understanding of grammar has been consistently shown in studies to be useful for people learning a second language. They learn more quickly, and achieve a higher proficiency."

    I've noticed that ESL students studying in their own countries are often subjected to tedious explanations of grammar points that the teachers themselves do not well understand.

    Perhaps this is what Ayoobrahman is referring to.

    To my mind "an understanding of grammar" should only be a familiarity with the patterns of the target language. To this is added copious practice in as full and rich a context as is possible.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ayoobrahman View Post
    why we study grammar
    We study it because we love it !!

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