This leaf is a drawth wordwrestling a riddle or a wen that has arisen in the making of Anglish. See other drawths.

English grammar is in some ways fairly straightforward—this makes it ideal as a Worldwide speech—and in others quite knotty. Such as, there are no alikening nameword kinds, and how-much marking and when-marking mostly follow straightforward laws. On the other hand, the use of "doing"-way time-how-marking (with the linked-word "-ing"), is one of a kind, deep, and grounds everyday wording. It therefore is a great hurdle to many outland learners of English.

Grammarians can be dealt, broadly-speaking, into prescriptivists and descriptivists. Prescriptivists have often tried to strong-arm English into following the word laws and pathways of Latin. Some of these ways can be shown as the "no split-infinitive law" and the law against hanging to-words. Most of these have been mostly unheeded by homeborn speakers. However, a few—such as the use of twofold not-words to mean yes-words—have become scoldsome and seen as "wrong" (despite being the everyday speech of thousands of English speakers worldwide, including in popular culture).

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