Thinking about communication today.
I've been trying to learn Spanish for a long time. Failing but trying nonetheless. Language exchange is a feature of modern language learning. As a result, I've realised how little I know about my own language. I know that I can express myself in at least 280 characters - thanks, Twitter. Frequently string together sentences. But can I identify a progressive perfect verb within one of those sentences?
If you're learning a language, it's kinda important that you've learned the rules of your own language first. At the very least, possess a degree of awareness of the rules.
With that in mind, I decided to try the Khan Academy course on grammar. Should I be embarrassed by my lack of grammatical knowledge? My answer is no. The course is taught by a grammarian and associate historian called David Rheinstrom. He has a very engaging teaching style, signing off each video with the line, "You can learn anything. David out".
So far, I've completed the noun and verb modules and I've started the pronoun module. Happily, I already know a lot of the rules. Maybe I couldn't have named them, but I knew them and I use them. However, I have learnt a few things. It's possible somebody else taught me these a long time ago. If they did, I apologise for forgetting them.
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