Learning grammar is usually considered boring, and it is quite true if it is taught as if there were no explanations and if rules are meant to be learned by heart without questioning or trying to understand its mechanism.
On the other hand if reasoning is encouraged, if questions raised help even teachers to investigate why, the process of learning becomes more interesting and pushes learners towards the attempt to master proficiency actively instead of just passively accept a given rule.
The secret, I think, is to figure out how the language works and what’s behind it. Language, after all, is culture and it serves the purpose to expresse the deep mind set of the people that use that specific language to communicate.
This page collects all the grammar post I have written to help students gather just basic information with simple examples that are meant to clarify its uses, I have also added the main aspects that could be confusing for a learner of English as a foreing language, especially those that seem more baffling to Italians, I’ve tried to underline its peculiarities and given explanations as to how to tackle them best.
It’s structured like a book with brief sections that proceed along a path of growing complexity, it also includes summary charts and video lessons.
Basic English 1
BASIC ENGLISH 2
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