Basic Grammar

Since the 1960s, the teaching of grammar in the schools has suffered neglect. As a result, even professional people who have passed through twelve or more years of formal education commit extremely basic errors of grammar and usage in contexts that call for Standard English.

The following basic grammar concepts are all that most people need to master in order to speak and write Standard English when called for.

The Parts of Speech

The Parts of the Sentence



M. J. Maddox, PhD 
is the American English Doctor.