RE: Whaddaya know? (long)

Subject: RE: Whaddaya know? (long)
From: "Karen E. Black" <kblack_text -at- hotmail -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 10 Apr 2001 09:55:10 -0400

From: "Sella Rush" <sellar -at- apptechsys -dot- com>
I don't know why I have this awful (or awesome) superpower--maybe it had
something to do with reading non-stop since age 6. I just know that I
caught up on sleep during the grammar sections of high school english.
Consequently, I reached adulthood with no idea what a gerund was, but I >used it correctly and I could spell it.

Same here. I'm allowed to type incomplete sentences because I know how to write a complete one. I didn't learn grammar rules until I was hired to teach English as a Second Language, I bought a lot of used books and structured some of my lessons around them. My writing actually improved quite a bit after that. I still don't know all the rules by heart: but if I suspect a passage is wrong I know just where to look it up.

Karen Black
Speaks English like a native
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