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    I know how you feel. I was in that situation when...

    I know how you feel. I was in that situation when I began teaching. I had worked in schol as a Teaching Assistant. I had a degree already and went on to do a one year teaching certificate, which...
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    I think it comes under the definition of a...

    I think it comes under the definition of a sentence - beginning capital letter/ end full stop/ sense etc. So I'd call it grammar, but, as Scher has said, a specific code for a common mistake might be...
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    Yes, I know what you mean about the articles....

    Yes, I know what you mean about the articles. There are more important parts to the language, but we are preparing the learners for jobs or course applications, work in schools or to have an input...
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    Unfortunately not. Often we have second language...

    Unfortunately not. Often we have second language speakers who do well in the end, but struggle- particularly with articles.

    Also, we often start learners off with recording their spoken words,...
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    Firstly - what a sentence is, subject and verb -...

    Firstly - what a sentence is, subject and verb - sense - full stops and capital letters.

    A lot of the people I have taught write in sentences, but don't demarcate them with full stops. They coma...
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    I was referring specifically to adults who, if...

    I was referring specifically to adults who, if they ever had any grammar teaching, have forgotten it. The other point about the adults - not of the student ilk, but those who most likely dropped out...
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    Funky. I may use that in one of my lessons. Have...

    Funky. I may use that in one of my lessons. Have you heard the homophone song?

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3prL9EHifw0

    It raises some inter-species questions.
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    I was talking about joining sentences. ...

    I was talking about joining sentences.



    Sorry I got carried away. I think it's an interesting question you raise Scheherezade. In my former blabbering I was thinking a bit about the grammar...
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    I can't remember the sentence otherwise I would...

    I can't remember the sentence otherwise I would hav quoted it, but the conjunction was "and". The use of the comma hinged upon the type of phrase used as to whether a comma was appropriate or not. I...
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    Now in my forties, my peers and I weren't taught...

    Now in my forties, my peers and I weren't taught grammar to any great extent due to the idea that our writing should develop naturally. The West Riding of Yorkshire, as it was then, was quite...
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