English http://wknofm.org en You're Never Too Old To Study English Grammar http://wknofm.org/post/youre-never-too-old-study-english-grammar <p>In 1945, the author of my 10th grade English grammar book wrote, “A democracy needs citizens with skill in listening, reading, thinking, and the precise, forceful expression of their ideas.”</p><p>Nearly 70 years later, I’m told that grammar really isn’t important any more. They say that as long as you can understand what someone says, it’s not important if he or she can’t recognize a subject from an object of a preposition.</p> Wed, 04 Sep 2013 12:30:00 +0000 John Malmo 36281 at http://wknofm.org You're Never Too Old To Study English Grammar One Common Language http://wknofm.org/post/one-common-language <p>A booklet came recently entitled Comcast XFinity Customer Privacy Notice. It is forty-eight pages. That&rsquo;s a lot of overkill about privacy, I thought. So I opened it. Twenty-two pages about privacy in English. Then twenty-six more pages of the same message in Spanish.</p> Wed, 28 Dec 2011 13:30:00 +0000 John Malmo 6262 at http://wknofm.org One Common Language