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Learning Grammar by Martin Tierney Grammar is the sound, structure, and meaning system of language. All languages have grammar, and each language has its own grammar. People who speak the same language are able to communicate because they intuitively know the grammar system of that language—that is, the rules of making meaning. Students who are native speakers of English already know English grammar. They recognise the sounds of English words, the meanings of those words, and the different ways of putting words together to make meaningful sentences.1 Beverley Ann Chin put forward this comment stating the usage and need for grammar and its structure. But is it correct? The Grammar based English Language style is not working because children today do not adhere to the rules of Grammar. Where in the rules of Grammar does the addiition of the word “like” get mentioned?” I am like a singer” or' We “like” went to the beach”. This addition is making a mockery of traditional grammar and vocabulary teaching. The structure is sound but the need to teach proper vocabulary is being changed. The common acceptance of “Have a good one” is a classic example of ignorance and lethargy, we are to lazy to finish the sentence “have a good one” what? A drink, a sandwich, a walk. It's undefined and meaningless , so why is it common practise to use it? Why is it that many Asian people fail to use the present continuous tense “I am Talking about a game” I this form it is correct but in expression they speak” I will be talking a game” It is not entirely their fault, it is the influence of social media and a greater need to today to mimic hip hop artists and Teachers, mistake not to correct them but to mark off on their lesson plan that the present continuous has been taught. If correct grammar has to be taught, teach it correctly. Most native speakers take 5 young years to learn and develop the minimal basics by repetition and listening to adults talk. Whether through an evolution process to mentally decipher the codes of speech or because recognising a language is part repetitiously hearing it Let's go back to Dionysius Thrax the origins of grammar. Dionysius Thrax3 ( 1st century) defined grammar as a method that allows a person to speak a language or speak about that language and their relationship to each other. Today Scholars believe these are not his own works but derived from the 2nd century teaching of the Alexandrians.Tradition grammar was develoed in the 5th century B.C by the greeks who also developed the first alphabet The work have been translated into many different languages before becoming the basis of grammar today.Is it any wonder that English Grammar is difficult . Native speaking people barely know the Tenses but can converse without complete grammar knowledge. The difficulties have been enforced by scolars trying to keep a high society appearance. ­ Tradition grammar rules were set down as correct usage of the language instead of being a description of the language. This changed in the 1950's with the introduction of Noam Chomsky 4 work on Roger Bacons theories 5 of Language Acquisition Device (LAD). Could the changes from traditional grammar teaching be contributed to a dramatic language change, as being seen in the 21st century. Structures are being maintained but they are being manipulated into a new direction through vocabulary and ignorance. Through the ages speech has changed in many ways. The use of Thou And Thou no longer exist, but Jamaican Patois (creole) is popular in countries such as America and England The introduction of non based grammar learning has become more and more popular in recent times. The teaching of conversation skill is one example. He focus of function of speech rather that the grammatical teaching of, past, present and future tenses or the Learning of conditionals and models represents an uncomplicated way of teaching English. From my own personal experience, I know of a Korean student with no previous English teaching who became proficient enough to pass an IELTS exam without having any grammar teaching but through repetitious speaking, reading books and continual corrections in speech, went to live successfully in Australia. using a primary school theory that, in this case was successful. Repartitions learning is easier for the student to understand but it takes time, patience, perseverance and is simple when one on one. It maybe more difficult in classroom situation where ex[expectation rule teaching. Get fast results is the parents concern, show a syllabus and a lesson plan is the schools concern and show improvement is the teachers concern. Grammar based teaching has been proven over a long period and produced many great authors, play writers, script writers, political propaganda writers. New method’s have not produced anything to noted except” .dah bredda (deh) mout ah massy eeh!2 Jamaican creole . This maybe the future but not all young learns talk like this. It's trendy and it may signal the end for teachers because what does it mean?? Reference 1. Beverly Ann Chin Professor Of English University of Montana Wikipedia (Oct 2018 ) 2 Jamaican creole. This man (right there) is talkative, isn't he 3 Dionysus Thrax Wikipedia ( Dionysius Thrax Oct 2018 4 Noam Chomsky Wikipedia ( Noam Chomsky (Oct 2018) 5roger Bacon Wikipedia ( Noam Chomsky (Oct 2018)