As a lover of language I find myself correcting people's speech, diction and context to make sure that both parties understand what is being said but... do we really ever really say it Grammatically Correct?
Over the last few weeks i have found myself in a tough spot between communicating and not really saying much... to anyone. As I am going through this process into adulthood, many of my decisions have to be weighed and faithfully prayed over, in order for them to come to pass, to be spoken into existence... to be Grammatically Correct.
I'm pretty sure I'm not the only one that has doubts, questions and concerns counteracting the comments, advice and suggestions that come my way. And as I keep going through and embracing my walk, I find myself still not be able to communicate what exactly I'm trying to say, do, feel or experience. It's as if everything I 'know' to be true for me is starting to transform and no longer being for me... next level, new life, or to stay more on topic learning a new tense, the progressive tense.
The present progressive tense is used when something is happening at this moment, when the action has started but hasn't finished and I think this latter part of the usage is where my grammar abilities are getting challenged.In the present tense, actions happen in real time and they are done, but the progressive tense offers so many more possibilities to the action, endless results, a plethora of opportunities to get life, to be Grammatically Correct.
As a language student, every time I endeavored into a new language I found patterns to help me relate them to the previous language and make the assimilation all the more simple. In languages of the same group, like Romance languages, i.e. Spanish/French/Italian, one can go from one to the other pretty easily because the grammar rules are fairly the same, but you go to a Germanic language like German or English and you are totally thrown for a loop because everything changes! Believe me, I learned all of these.
But as you go from language to language, the grammar used to communicate changes, according to what is acceptable in the culture. It seems easy enough, but when the language stops and real life becomes grammar testing ground, a lot more is at stake.
Grammar allows people to address each other with either formality or informality, and we approach life the same way. The more in tune with the Grammar of our life we are, the more we are able to assess the level of correction in using it that we need to accomplish, to move on to the next tense to stop being Grammatically Incorrect.