People who study grammar learn the rules and recommendations for speaking and writing. English grammar taught in school includes a focus on verb tenses, attention to the parts of speech, word choice, word order, and sentence structure. When people study grammar, they also study the way language is used by the people who speak it, which may differ from the rules of grammar.


  • Do you like to study grammar?
  • Many of my students enjoy studying grammar.
  • A good knowledge of grammar can improve your confidence when you speak or write in English.
  • Some students hate to study grammar.
  • Students use grammar books to study English.
  • When I was a child, I attended grammar school. (grammar school = elementary school)

The word "grammatical" is an adjective. It’s often used with the noun "error."

  • Teachers help students learn to identify grammatical errors.
  • Grammatical errors that show up on a job application or resume can hurt a person’s chances of getting an interview.

The word "grammatically" is an adverb.

  • Many people use the pronoun "they" to refer to a singular antecedent. This is grammatically incorrect.
  • While some word choices are grammatically correct, they might sound strange, so people avoid their usage.

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October 17, 2019