Why English is hard to learn…

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English is an extremely hard language to grasp for the non native speaker. It is a strange world of finite and infinite verbs, proper nouns, nouns and pronouns, adjectives, adverbs, transient and intransient verbs, prepositions, conjunctions and interjections; is your head spinning yet?
English was always my favourite subject at school, and it was relatively easy for me. I believe this stemmed from my love of reading from a very early age; I would constantly have my head buried in a book, even reading by torchlight under the bed covers when I was meant to be sleeping! If you read enough then the pattern of sentence structure, grammar and spelling infiltrates your brain and comes naturally when you yourself write.The following is  a poem demonstrating some of  the complexities of our wonderful language.

Life too, is finite. Do not put  off things that you want to do. Find a way of doing them because life is to be lived…..

” If the English language made any sense, then lackadaisical would have something to do with a shortage of flowers.”
Doug Larson

Lis 🦉

1 thought on “Why English is hard to learn…

  1. I can’t agree more! I usually hear English speakers saying French is very difficult specially French grammar , verbs… I just find English grammar is the same : the rules are as complicated and the different forms of verbs irregular/ regular.

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