Grammar in Foreign Languages

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Grammar in Foreign Languages

Postby karip1 » Sat Jul 29, 2017 4:41 pm

Okay is this an issue related to dyspraxia or just generally tricky for me? I find myself picking up languages very easily but the grammar just doesn't stick, even in English I always get marked down for punctuation and run on sentences etc.

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Re: Grammar in Foreign Languages

Postby Tom fod » Sun Jul 30, 2017 11:16 am

karip1 wrote:Okay is this an issue related to dyspraxia or just generally tricky for me? I find myself picking up languages very easily but the grammar just doesn't stick, even in English I always get marked down for punctuation and run on sentences etc.


Regrettably I don't think it's not possible to provide a definitive answer to this. Yes short term/working memory deficits, which are common to dyspraxia could be in play, and these no doubt could makie things more tricky. I believe it is fair to say, this is not a difficulty that is exclusive to us.

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Re: Grammar in Foreign Languages

Postby Yossarian » Wed Aug 09, 2017 9:49 pm

I think that this is just a matter of aptitude. I have the opposite problem. I have little difficulty with grammar, but I struggle to pick up languages. My wife is bilingual and I have been trying to learn her native language with little or no success.


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