Why do we use GRAMMAR

October 17th, 2010 by Jashodhara Purkayastha

Grammar is the theory of a language. Without it a language cannot function properly. Grammar teaches the arrangement of words by following certain rules. We teach the children to follow certain traffic rules on the roads; similarly we have to follow certain rules to beautify the languages.
Grammar is used to develop the understanding of usage of different words, sentences, phrases, etc. The learner develops mental abilities of reasoning and observation. It cultivates a scientific attitude towards languages. Grammar develops insight into the language and its structure. Learners absorb correct sentence patterns without having to resort to rote memorization.
Grammar is essential for correct usage and sufficient expression of language. It helps to write a proper sentence. Grammar gives real meaning of the sentence. We have different parts of speech. With the help of parts of speech ,our conversation is expressive. By using phrases and idioms, we can beautify the sentences. E.g. ‘Sunny had attended a gracious party merrily during his friend’s birthday and what a great day it was!’
Let’s see this “He reads the Book” and “He read the Book”. The first sentence shows, he regularly reads. The second sentence means, he read for a particular event (past ).
“Moni hasn’t been in the best of health”. This means: Moni is not well.But the use of Idiom has beautified the sentence.
The teacher said, “Healthy Mind in a healthy Body .Could be told, the Mind & Body are related . This phrase gives more Grace to the sentence.
Disadvantages of grammar: Following the rules of grammar are not everyone’s cup of tea. There are many rules in grammar. So it is difficult to remember all the rules and principles.
Lastly I want to end with, that a poem does not require proper grammar when one can express self properly, otherwise languages have to follow certain rules of Grammar.
Language is the dress of thought” [Samuel Johnson]
Spoken Word can’t be retrieved, like ‘a bullet from a gun’ and ‘flower thrown at someone’.
Written Words can fill the waste-paper-basket till perfection.

While teaching Grammar in the College, I thought of writing this article.
The students think, importance of grammar is not useful while writing or speaking.
Language is the Art of Expressing thoughts. Grammar conveys this thought in reality.

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2 Responses

  1. Saptarshi Says:

    Thanks for teaching me English Grammar. It is deeply embedded in me…

  2. sanjeev sharma Says:

    A good article. The education system has to be made interesting and interactive. You have to give a child liberty to ask questions and give him the right answers.

    The mind is the greatest asset which we have a good knowledge of grammar right thoughts can really make a difference in our life and make us feel our presence everywhere.

    I dont agree with institutes minting money then can teach a English in 15 or 20 days but a little effort from our side daily can make us master in anything which we want in life

    Keep the good work on.

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