Грамматика английского языка
English is very different from Russian. Nouns don't show gender or case in their forms, and there are few endings that could help us to understand how English words connect into sentences. Nouns and verbs may look and sound the same, and how do you know then which is which? And they have a lot of meanings, so how do you know the right one? Besides, English has many more tenses than Russian, so how do you choose the tense you need? And English articles seem completely unnecessary to Russian students.
The answer to all of the above is English grammar.
English grammar is quite rigid and strict. It has to be, because word meanings often depend on the grammatical constructions in which they are used. Imagine a cube in which grammar is the sides and the ribs, and words and phrases are the contents inside. You can't bend or change the sides or the ribs – you'll smash the contents! Grammar is the form, and words and phrases are the content of the language. And phonetics, i.e., your pronunciation, is the way to deliver your cube of knowledge to the listener.
Grammar is the key to understanding and mastering English. Grammar helps us to understand how English works. Grammar brings order, logic, and clarity into the process of studying English. It specifies how sentences are built to make sense, identifies the meanings of individual words in a sentence and explains relationships between them, and gives you a set of rules for speaking and writing.
Careful study of typical grammatical structures helps us to understand how meanings are created in English, and the ability to use such structures correctly and confidently is a huge step on the road to effective communication in English.
Grammar is very important, but it doesn't mean that it has to be difficult. Actually, English grammar is simpler than Russian grammar. You will find here a simple and practical approach to English grammar that has been useful to many learners of English. We hope that it will be useful to you too.
“A man's grammar, like Caesar's wife, should not only be pure, but above suspicion of impurity.”
― Edgar Allan Poe