Mohamed Alsayed
Do native English speakers use the English grammar as we have been taught?!

Hello All,

 

I raelly want to know the answer of my qustion!

Do native English speakers use the English grammar as we have been taught?

Do they use the sentense as we study in the English grammar books?

Do the different English slangs differ dramatically in this point?

 

If not, what they are using and how to learn that?

Apr 23, 2014 11:10 AM
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We generally follow basic grammatical structures. Some structures sound very old and formal however such as "I haven't a book". The much more common way to say would be "I don't have a book". Everyone will understand the formal structures however.

April 23, 2014

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  I remember hearing my Father   use the word  "hour".

 

Someone would ask him something like;   "When will you get here?"

 

  He would answer   to indicate the hour of his arrival, and it sounded like this.

 

  "I'll  be  err  in about an ARR."

 

  Language does strongly affect consciousness.   Grammatical study can help, for those things which can be improved by knowledge.  However,  most real learning is the result of imitation. That is what I am doing with most of my Skype chat partners. I am inviting them to imitate my English, so that they can repeat the phrases from memory.

 

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April 23, 2014

Hello Mohamed.

 

 I am very glad to see you asking the question, and it is a good one.

 

   I think that Native Speakers  learn basic phrases and sentence structure from remembering the songs and Nursery Rhymes they hear in childhood. My Notebook Entries have some examples, like:

 

"The House That Jack Built" and   "The Little Old Lady Who Swallowed A Fly".

 

   Grammar   appears in  primary school, but by that time, children are already speaking the language from memory of basic sentences.   Simple sentences such as;  "I like that." or   "I don't like that."   are already known.

 

      I remember as a child, hearing adults answer the question;  "What Time Is It?"  with a jumble of sounds that sounded something like this:

 

  "Moo---on---about----....10:00 O'clock."    Even as a child, I was learning, but these sounds  made no sense at all. I later understood that the speakers of my Native Language were not speaking English, but a confused jumble of "word sounds"  which no "conscious" person would tolerate.

 

   The sounds they made, as best I can figure out, were the following words, jumbled together in a  confused mind.   "It's---Moving---On---To---Be---About   10:00 O'clock."

 

 This was one of my first awarenesses as a child, that not all of the people in my world were

"conscious".   They didn't even know what they were saying. They were imitating an equally confused language that they had   heard from other Unconscious   mumblers of language in the United States.

 

    

April 23, 2014

this is something who appears in my mind

as a non english speaker...

so,what is the real english that native speaker used daily??

April 23, 2014

Thank you Bruce very much

April 23, 2014