An American Editor

December 16, 2010

A Musical Video: Learning Grammar the Easy Way

Sometimes the best way to learn grammar is to use senses other than our eyes. Consider the following videos —

for conjunctions:

for interjections:

for adjectives:

for predicates:

and for prepositions:

It would have been much easier to learn grammar had teaching videos like these been available when I was in grade school. Alas, I had to learn grammar the hard way.

Sometimes I get a manuscript that is so grammatically bad that I get tempted to embed a video like those above that gets the point across without my having to come right out and say, “Your manuscript is an insult to English!” Of course, diplomacy wins out and I neither exclaim my exclamation nor embed a video hint.



  1. I often am tempted to exclaim the same thing, and then I remember that I wouldn’t have as much of a living if everyone knew how to use our language properly. At least there are still people who admit their weaknesses and care enough about looking reasonably intelligent that they will use our services to improve their material. It is equally tempting, though, to consider sending something like these videos anonymously!


    Comment by Ruth E. Thaler-Carter — December 16, 2010 @ 9:23 am | Reply

  2. […] An American Editor links to videos that will help teach grammar. […]


    Pingback by Stumbling Over Chaos :: Friday is linkity day! Well, except for the next two weeks, when Thursday will be linkity day. — December 17, 2010 @ 3:03 am | Reply

  3. Hey. This blog is great! Really helpful! Thanks.



    Comment by Saffina Desforges — December 19, 2010 @ 6:32 am | Reply

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