Should a proficient English writer be able to explain grammar they use?
- Chi girlLv 71 month ago
Not necessarily. Educated native-speakers internalize the concepts of the grammar in their language, making the usage automatic. That doesn't mean they're aware of the explanations of what they do.
- Big MamaLv 61 month ago
No, not necessarily (although they usually do nowadays). There have been many prominent writers in the Middle Ages that didn't know much about grammar.
- RichardLv 51 month ago
Hell, I can't even properly explain grammar in my native language, Dutch, even though I'm practically flawless at it. In English my mistakes tend to be merely minor. Language has never been a logical thing to me. A lot of it is obtained through having developed a certain feel for it.
- 1 month ago
Do you mean grandma or grammar or gamma or apple?