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    English with perfect grammar

    I heard that to talk English fluently I shouldn't study grammar too much. It is slowing me down while thinking about the grammar before saying anything. What about you? Can you talk english fluently even with perfect grammar?

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    Re: English with perfect grammar

    Speech is not like writing, so even people who write with perfect grammar will make mistakes when speaking- we start and stop, repeat ourselves, change course halfway through, react to the listener's responses or expression, etc, so speech is messy and frequently imperfect.

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    Re: English with perfect grammar

    Quote Originally Posted by Lukas Dang View Post
    I heard that to talk speak English fluently I shouldn't study grammar too much. It is slowing me down while thinking about the grammar before saying anything. What about you? Can you talk speak English fluently even with perfect grammar?
    I agree wholeheartedly with what Tdol said. Very few people are able to speak any language fluently, coherently, fluidly and with perfect grammar. Even Stephen Fry, who is a paragon of beautifully spoken English, sometimes loses himself mid-flow and makes grammatical errors.

    In an exam situation, strive to be as grammatical and fluent as possible. When chatting with other learners or native speakers, just aim to be understood and don't worry too much about grammar.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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