Yucky Grammar

My grammar is horrible.

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I’ve been taking on an online class to help with this and I have to say it’s kinda sad just how bad my grammar truly is. I’ve never been a good rule follower which most likely is my issue with The English language and math formulas. I was an antsy child who has dyslexia and changed from a public school to a private school at a critical time in my education.

By the time I was enrolled in the private school (third grade) the kids had been reading fluently by first grade. well, I was screwed. I had yet to learn the rules of this language i was already speaking, and it was tough. I was always  on the “catch up” path when it came to my book  learning.  Even though I didn’t know the rules I followed others words like a melody. I listened for tone and breath change. I found so much more knowledge within the movement of words and phrases that grammar didn’t seem to matter.

So many rules….ugh.

I enjoy the “Yoda speak” that I tend to have. It makes me feel unique and different. Most people are able to understand my writings on an internal level. I’m sure for those who are excellent grammar enthusiast I’m just super annoying. BUT, I like my misused grammar and punctuation craziness.  I enjoy writing what I feel and sometimes a rule of grammar just isn’t wanted with my thoughts.

So with the lessons I am taking….will they change the way I write? Absolutely not, but I will feel more aware of the rules I am breaking and that’s OKAY.

4 thoughts on “Yucky Grammar

  1. I prefer to think of styles like yours as “colloquial” – though I’m sure many neurotypical folks would try to tell you that it’s more satisfying to break the grammar rules on purpose. The attempt is good for your brain, but the stress around the shoulds is NOT.

    No news to YOU, I’m sure, but “dyslexia-brain” affects more than reading. It seems from here that your written expression is just fine (and I was raised by a grammar nazi, btw). Onward and upward.
    xx,
    mgh
    (Madelyn Griffith-Haynie – ADDandSoMuchMore dot com)
    – ADD Coach Training Field founder; ADD Coaching co-founder –
    “It takes a village to educate a world!”

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  2. i’m impressed you’re taking a class, something not many would make the time for. I didn’t even know those existed online, I may have to check it out, I’m atrocious…. As for making up your own grammar, I think that’s ace. The only rule (in my humble etc) is to be consistent – that way your readers can learn how you use grammar and join in with the flow of it. Happy punctuating!

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