26 Oct My First Year Spanish Speaking Exam
I have found this is a much better approach to learning it as opposed to just playing games like Duolingo, as it has taught me to understand the foundation alongside the structure of a language. In fact, it has actually helped me learn and understand English better.
To prove that, how many of you know what preterite means? What about a double object pronoun? What about just giving me a simple definition of a gerund?
These words are simple English words, but it’s amazing how we are never taught them and how they work when we communicate or write.
I mean, you never really think about it all, of course, but for some reason we all know (most of the time) when we say something that sounds odd. For example, tell me which one of the following sentences is wrong:
If you have at least one year of English under your belt, I’m sure you would have said a). But whilst most of us can see and hear the errors in our grammatical constructions, we probably can’t really define the use of the words we use.