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Grammar rules update

I have rewritten my article on grammar rules. The new article shares almost no text with the old version (except the introduction). Overall, the advice hasn’t changed that much (spoiler: it’s okay to use grammar rules, but only a little). However, the reasoning is improved and there are many more examples. The new version also answers the following questions:

  • Where do grammar rules come from? How do they differ from the rules of formal systems like programming languages?
  • Can grammar rules describe a language completely?
  • Are there any good ways to use grammar rules?

Why you shouldn’t rely on grammar rules


One Comment so far ↓

  • Walter Isaacson

    Not just grammar rules but there are so many fixed phrases to get a hold of for example, so to speak, Speaking of, Truth to be told and etc

    The only way to speak and write English fluently is having massive exposure to the language through input.

    The main thing is to keep doing it consistently and that’s what matters at the end of the day.

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