English grammar is easy. It is true that English has some strange pronunciation rules. But the grammatical aspect of the language is much easier. All you need is to adopt a positive attitude toward grammar and you will realize that English grammar is much simpler than other languages. Why? Here is not one but 5 reasons to prove it to you.
1- Simple verb conjugation!
It is true that some different tenses you need to memorize, but they are relatively simple compared to other languages. There are usually only one to two variations to memorize in order to be able to express your ideas.
In English, for example, there are only two forms of the present tense. I give you an example:
I work, You work, He or she worksWe work, They work.
Adding an “S” to the third person is the only difficulty that exists in most cases.
You want to move to the future? Just place the word “will” before the verb in the infinitive form:
“I will work“.
You want to talk about something in the past? Just add –ed at the end. Example:
He or she worked,
Of course, there are some irregular verbs. But that will be the subject of the next article, where we will give you a tip to memorize them quickly.
2- English grammar is easy because English does not have a grammatical gender
In English, you do not have to worry whether objects like tables or bottles are male or female. This aspect of language makes English easier than many other languages such as French, Spanish, Portuguese or Italian that distinguish between masculine and feminine.
3- A simple S in the plural
In English, you generally just need to add an “S” at the end of a word to get its plural form.
1 dog => 2 dogs
1 place => 3 places
We know that there are irregular forms of a plural like “men,” “Quiz,” and “children” but do not worry, there are few and you can remember them easily. You can find a list of 100 Irregular Plural Nouns in English here.
4- There is no adjective agreement
In English, whether there is one new car, or a million new cars, the word “new” will always be written in the same way. In French for instance, on the contrary, adjectives agree with the subject.
5- No cases
Cases are variations of words based on their place/function in a sentence. In Russian, for example, there are six different versions, and four in German. This means that, when you learn a new word in these languages, you should memorize several variations of the word to be able to use them in different situations. When you learn a word in English, your job is done! There is only one form.