Importance Of Grammar In English Language

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ABSTRACT
Nowadays, students are not giving priority to learn grammar. For improving English language both in and out of the class room, grammar is must. Thus, this paper deals with value and position of grammar in English language teaching and significance of grammar in speech and writing process in English language.
INTRODUCTION
Grammar is concerned with how sentences and utterance are formed. In typical English sentences, we can see the two most basic principles of grammar, the arrangements of items (syntax) and the structure of items (morphology). In the field of grammar teaching, there are believers, non-believers and the confused; many people with blind and unyielding faith in the value of grammar as the basis of good writing advocate
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Grammar is not a separate subject nor is it even a separate division of English work. If it is so marked in our syllabus or time-table, this is done only for convenience. It is a small part of the English course; that study of the nature of the language which help us to get the “feel” of the language. It is the study of the behaviour of words which are reflection of changes in the experiences and sounds of words.
As a teacher, I believe Tenses, idioms and phrases and vocabulary learning are must for English language teaching. A student wants to get fluency in second language; he has to study the three tenses of English, its rules and to know how to apply it in sentences. Later he has to learn idioms and phrases to form sentences. If we use idiomatic expression in our sentences while speaking and writing, it shows that we learned the language well. A formal classroom situation is a prerequisite to teach language through grammar and this is mandatory. If a student masters the basic rules of grammar and some of its idiom, then she or he can build on this to master the language. Likewise, to get mastery over language, vocabulary is must for all the second language learners. We couldn’t communicate properly with others, if we don’t acquire vocabulary
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Each has its own function. In some areas there is one-to-one correspondence between speech and writing but in a number of areas there is no neat correspondence between units of speech and writing. As far as grammar is concerned, these two areas play an important role in English language teaching. Knowing grammar rules particularly the above said tenses, idioms and phrases and vocabulary helps to get mastery over speech and writing English language. Many students equate being able to speak a language as knowing the language and therefore view learning the language as learning how to speak the language, or as Nunan (1991) wrote, "success is measured in terms of the ability to carry out a conversation in the (target) language." Therefore, if students do not learn how to speak or do not get any opportunity to speak in the language classroom they may soon get de-motivated and lose interest in learning. On the other hand, if the right activities are taught in the right way, speaking in class can be a lot of fun, raising general learner motivation and making the English language classroom a fun and dynamic place to be. Practising speaking skill in a right way is not possible without grammar. A student has to rehearse speech after learn the basic rules of grammar. Without grammar rules he cannot speak perfectly. To attain fine fluency in speaking one has to learn the grammar

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