Grammar can seem daunting to people, even overwhelming.
I think part of that is because it’s not really taught in school. Sure, you learn how to diagram a sentence in sixth grade, but it’s so confusing at that point that the students lose interest and focus on something else.
Because we speak English as our native language, we understand it because “that’s just how it works.” We don’t need to know grammar rules in order to speak our language. Somewhere along the way, the basics of our grammar just stuck to our minds. We absorbed English and we speak it without having to think about the way our sentences are constructed.
But utilizing good grammar is vital to both speaking and writing well. The tools needed to make an impression on others are at the tips of our fingers. The parts of speech we ignore every day but use on a daily basis can provide us, when we utilize them properly, with amazing results.
When we utilize grammar correctly, our speech becomes clear and concise. It allows us to make ourselves understood, especially in those moments we’re not sure what to say.