|Tilting at grammar windmills (Source: Journeys Through Reading, Vol. 7, 1907)|
Grammar is not the enemy. Familiarize yourself with the basics, and you'll find grammar actually makes a good friend.
From A New English Grammar for Schools, by Thomas Harvey:
a. Concerns itself with the principles which govern the forms and relations of words in sentences
b. Teaches what usages of language are correct.
2. It is divided into four parts: orthography, etymology, syntax, and prosody.
deals with the letters and spelling of words.
deals with the origins of words.
deals with the construction of sentences.
deals with the construction of stanzas.
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