When I started teaching a long time ago, the first lesson I taught - prepackaged by the academy - was on gerunds. As I looked at the lesson I thought to myself, 'What the f$#k is a gerund?' Finally it dawned on me! Not what gerunds are but something else. Before I could teach English I was going to have to learn it all over again. Damn!
Years later I can confidently say that my knowledge of the English language has gone from Crap to Slightly Less Than Crap. I am by no means a grammarian, and have sometimes embraced the improper English vernacular in the places I've lived. That being said, I've started this blog since I'm in between gigs - ESL lingo for unemployed - and have been reminiscing a lot about my experiences. I'm going to try and make it a little more interactive by placing various polls throughout the blog. Here's the first.
How Well Do U English?