Abstract. As teachers, when we ask our immediate reaction to the word grammar, we come up with words such as challenging, important. Our students, however, when asked the same question on an informal survey, responded with comments such as “suffering”, “boring”. What we can do for students whose ideas are interesting but whose ideas are short and monotonous, barren of color adjectives or adverbs, and unclear in meaning because they do not use prepositional phrases and subordinate clauses? We have to teach them to use correct grammar, that’s what. When asked to reflect on how grammar was taught to them, most students replied that teachers used direct teaching, worksheets, or editing exercises to help students to improve their grammar proficiency. We believe that, teaching and learning grammar are important but have discovered that, although there is a place for direct teaching of rules, students are more responsive to alternate methods of learning English grammar skills.
Keywords: Subject, Action, Predicate, Verb, Pronouns, Dangling, Modifier.