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Use Correct

Grammar
Automatically
How to master grammar the native way in
3 simple steps so you can use it in your
conversations without thinking or translating

by DREW BADGER
The World’s #1 English Fluency Guide
& Co-Founder of EnglishAnyone.com
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Hi there. I’m Drew Badger, a language learner just
like you, the co–founder of EnglishAnyone.com,
and the world’s #1 English Fluency Guide.

When I began learning Japanese, I had a terrible


time with grammar. I would constantly hesitate to
think and translate sentences in my head before
speaking in Japanese.

I couldn’t remember anything and I found the


experience of trying to memorize grammar rules to
be incredibly frustrating.

Luckily, as I learned more about how the brain


works, and started to change the way I learned
Japanese, I discovered an interesting formula for
grammar mastery that finally gave me the ability to
use correct grammar automatically.

Both the foundation of this formula – how the mind wants to learn – and the precise steps for learning
grammar so you can use it without thinking, are revealed in these pages.

If you’ve also struggled to use correct English grammar without having to translate in your head, Use
Correct Grammar Automatically will show you how to finally learn grammar the smart way so you can
remember what you learn, use grammar without hesitation when you speak and enjoy your conversations.

I hope you’re excited because once you understand the right way to learn grammar, it becomes much easier
to learn, and a lot more fun.

Let’s get started! :)

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Grammar Pains
Why do so many people struggle with – and even hate – learning grammar? This essential part of every
language should be simple and automatic to learn, even for non-native students. But it’s the biggest obstacle
to fluency for language students all over the world.

The simple answer is found in traditional English language learning methods…

Have a look at the following question.

x+y=z

What is x?

The answer, in short, could be ANYTHING. There’s no anchor, compass or star to direct you towards one
obvious conclusion (as with a question like x + 2 = 3) because the value of x depends on what numbers you
use for y and z. And this is precisely how non-native students are forced to learn a second language…

Open almost any beginning English textbook, or watch the first lesson of almost any English video course,
and you’ll most likely find something like this:

My name is Tom. What’s your name?

This English may seem simple to teachers, but it’s actually incredibly complex for beginning learners. Even if
students understand the context that greetings are being taught, there is absolutely no way to understand
the grammar or meanings of individual words intuitively.

Just these two sentences introduce: the phonetic rules of English, possessive determiners, verb conjugation,
identity, grammar, new vocabulary, sentence structure for statements and questions AND contractions.

In some alien language, these sentences might look something like this:

Σ(゜д゜;) (*´Д`) (─▽─) (゚∀゚)

Because students can’t possibly understand these sentences automatically, teachers use translations and
explanations in lessons, thereby training learners to think and translate in their heads before they speak. And
then teachers wonder why so many learners can’t express themselves fluently, without hesitation.

The problem, you see, isn’t language learners. It’s how they’re taught. Traditional English language lessons are
designed for the brains of computers. The human mind is terrible at memorizing lists of words and grammar
rules.

So, to master grammar so you can use it automatically and correctly, you have to stop trying to learn like a

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computer and start learning the way your mind wants you to learn…

How the Brain Wants to Learn


Now that you understand why so many students struggle to learn grammar and use it without thinking, let’s
look at how the brain wants to learn.

When I teach a language as a whole, or grammar in particular, I imagine I’m on some distant planet. I know
nothing of the students’ alien language, and they know nothing of mine. This means I can’t directly translate
English words into their language, or use their language to explain how things like grammar rules work. It
also means I must make lessons as simple and intuitive as possible so students absorb things automatically.

No matter what planet you live on, there are always basic rules of logic…

A=A

P→Q
Q→R
Therefore: P → R

The most basic idea your brain understands is identity. Even without any previous knowledge or additional
information, you can understand something by contrasting it with its opposite:

here vs. not here

shadow vs. light

pleasure vs. pain

Imagine I show you a picture of a red apple while saying the word “resox.” The meaning of “resox” is obvious
to me, but is it really intuitive for you? Logically, “resox” could mean apple, red, round, shiny, small or any
number of other things.

Next, suppose I show you a picture of a red apple next to a green version of the exact same apple while
saying both “resox haytha” and “penap haytha.”

Now your brain has something it can understand… the anchor, compass or star I mentioned earlier! Because
there’s only one difference between the two images – their color – you can reasonably assume that the word
“haytha” means “apple” because it’s in both descriptions. And, therefore, “resox” probably means “red,” while
“penap” probably means “green.”

As students build a foundation of basic knowledge though simple things like contrast, they can begin using

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context to evaluate more complex information. Here’s a quick story about how I was able to use context to
teach myself some Korean, even though I know absolutely nothing about the language.

I was visiting a friend of mine in Fukuoka, Japan, and we decided to go to a popular Korean restaurant. When
I was left alone because my friend had to take care of his son, I noticed a poster of the actor Will Smith, and
his son Jaden, on a wall near our table.

The poster appeared to be for an upcoming movie, so I had the context figured out. I also guessed that since
the actors share the same last name, I should find two identical translations of “Smith” near each other on the
poster.

And that’s exactly what happened!

The coolest part of the discovery was that the Korean characters for the name “Smith” appeared to be
phonetic (based on sounds)!

The translated Korean characters most likely spelled “su-mi-su,” with the same “su” character appearing at the
beginning and end of the last names of both actors. The same “su” character also appeared in the title of the
movie on the same poster, which I later learned is called “After Earth” (the “th” from “Earth” sounds like “su” in
Korean).

When you focus on learning only one new thing at a time, the brain is excited because it can understand
everything intuitively and automatically. And when you learn this way, your ability to use what you learn
becomes automatic!

The 3 Steps to English Grammar Mastery


By now, you understand how important it is to learn the way the brain wants to learn. All you have to do now
is follow the following three steps to begin learning English grammar the right way so you can finally use it
without thinking…

1. Learn Like Natives

Until now, you’ve most likely been learning English through your native language. And this has trained you
to think and translate in your head before you speak. So, your task now becomes to replace the habits of
thinking and translating with the habit of using grammar automatically when you speak.

The first step to using correct grammar automatically is to learn everything in English. Even if you have to
return to studying more basic English – like books and TV programs that are created for (native) English-
speaking children – you must learn everything in English. And you’ll know if the English content you’re
learning is right for you when you can understand everything either directly or through context. This means
that you can enjoy the native content without the need for a dictionary, translations or explanations of any

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kind.

2. Learn Visually

Instead of hearing or reading lists of grammar rules, it’s much better to show your brain examples of
grammar in action. Studies show that words by themselves only communicate 7% of what we want to
express. This is why so many misunderstandings happen when people send text messages. 38% of the visual
meaning expressed in a normal conversation comes from pitch and intonation. But the VISUAL language
cues of English add another 55% to understanding.

Seeing the grammar helps you understand how it works without any explanation or translation at all. Think
about me trying to explain the difference between “fall down” (falling in a vertical motion) vs. “fall over”
(tipping to the side the way a tree falls when it’s cut). Wouldn’t it be much easier to understand if you visually
compare something falling down with something falling over? When we combine our understanding of how
the mind wants to learn – teaching only one new thing at a time – with an obvious, visual action, you can
quickly and easily understand the difference between “fall down” and “fall over.”

3. Master Tenses with Stories

The final step to grammar mastery is developing the ability to use different tenses automatically. Once
you’ve learned a grammar point visually, you must practice expressing it in different tenses.

Most students have trouble using tenses without hesitation because they’re trying to remember rules
they’ve learned as they speak. Fluent English speakers, though, think of tenses as ways of expressing things
happening at different times or in different ways. This is a slight but important difference, but if you can learn
to see tenses this way, you’ll become a master at using them.

You have to train yourself to use things in different tenses:

Yesterday, I fell down.


Yesterday, I fell over.

Right now, I am falling down.


Right now, I am falling over.

Tomorrow, I will fall down.


Tomorrow, I will fall over.

I almost fell down.


I almost fell over.

I didn’t fall down.


I didn’t fall over.

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Again, we’re using the brain’s natural desire to learn by focusing on just one thing by keeping the grammar
the same, but just changing the tense.

Instead of thinking of rules, you’re thinking about how and when something happens, or doesn’t happen,
when you review example phrases and sentences in this way.

The thing that will give you the most practice is stories told in different perspectives:

The following story is taken from Master English Conversation 2.0, our premium English Fluency Training
video course. As you listen to the different versions of the stories, focus on how the time at which the story
occurs changes the words, rather than on particular grammar rules. Just relax, read and let your brain
understand the different tenses naturally.

First, here’s a short story about a young couple cleaning up after their daughter’s birthday party. The
story describes an event that happened in the past.

John and Julie were hoping to enjoy the rest of the day, but, instead, felt exhausted at the end of the
birthday party for their three-year-old daughter. Even though only eight children were invited to attend, the
house looked like the aftermath of a wild frat party.

Recently, most of their friends decided to throw birthday parties for their kids at expensive venues. John and
Julie, however, had the bright idea to save money by having their daughter’s party at home. And now they
were paying the price.

The first step to putting the house back together again was to pick up all of the toys. Finding all the tiny little
Lego pieces hidden throughout the house was the most tedious part of this process.

Next, they agreed to move on to the kitchen. Apparently, when John and Julie weren’t watching, the
children had spilled juice all over the floor. It was hard to imagine a dirtier or stickier kitchen floor.

When the kitchen had been cleaned, John and Julie ventured into the den to behold a horrifying scene!
Birthday cake had been ground into the carpet, chocolate ice cream had melted into a puddle on the sofa,
and some of the children had used their sticky fingers to push the buttons on the TV’s remote control. The
overwhelmed parents felt like they wanted to cry as they realized they’d need the help of a professional
cleaning service.

Despite their attempt to be frugal, John and Julie ended up spending much more money on this party than
most of their friends had for similar events. Next year’s party, they vowed, would happen at the zoo.

Next, here’s the story again, but told as if it will happen in the future. In this version, you’ll hear things
like “children’ll” used to describe something that will happen in the future. You can add “’ll” to nouns
like this when speaking, but not when writing formally.

In the future, John and Julie will hope to enjoy the rest of the day, but, instead, they’ll feel exhausted at the

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end of the birthday party for their three-year-old daughter. Even though only eight children’ll be invited to
attend, the house is going to look like the aftermath of a wild frat party.

At that time, most of their friends are going to have decided to throw birthday parties for their kids at
expensive venues. John and Julie, however, will have the bright idea to save money by having their
daughter’s party at home. And they’re going to pay the price.

The first step to putting the house back together again after the party they’ll have will be to pick up all of the
toys. Finding all the tiny little Lego pieces hidden throughout the house is going to be the most tedious part
of this process.

Then, they’ll agree to move on to the kitchen. It’s going to be apparent that when John and Julie weren’t
watching, the children had spilled juice all over the floor. It’ll be hard to imagine a dirtier or stickier kitchen
floor.

When they’re finished cleaning the kitchen, John and Julie are going to venture into the den to behold a
horrifying scene! Birthday cake’ll be ground into the carpet, chocolate ice cream will have melted into a
puddle on the sofa, and some of the children will have used their sticky fingers to push the buttons on the
TV’s remote control. The overwhelmed parents will feel like they want to cry as they realize that they’ll need
the help of a professional cleaning service.

Despite their future attempt to be frugal, John and Julie are going to end up spending much more money
on this party than most of their friends had for similar events. Next year’s party, they’ll vow, will happen at
the zoo.

Finally, here’s the story again, but told as if it is happening right now.

John and Julie are hoping to enjoy the rest of the day, but, instead, they’re feeling exhausted at the end of
the birthday party for their three-year-old daughter. Even though only eight children were invited to attend,
the house looks like the aftermath of a wild frat party.

Recently, most of their friends decided to throw birthday parties for their kids at expensive venues. John and
Julie, however, had the bright idea to save money by having their daughter’s party at home. And now they’re
paying the price.

The first step to putting the house back together again is to pick up all of the toys. Finding all the tiny little
Lego pieces hidden throughout the house is the most tedious part of this process.

Next, they agree to move on to the kitchen. Apparently, when John and Julie weren’t watching, the children
had spilled juice all over the floor. It’s hard to imagine a dirtier or stickier kitchen floor.

When the kitchen is cleaned, John and Julie venture into the den to behold a horrifying scene! Birthday cake
is ground into the carpet, chocolate ice cream is melting into a puddle on the sofa, and some of the children
have used their sticky fingers to push the buttons on the TV’s remote control. The overwhelmed parents are

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feeling like they want to cry as they realize that they need the help of a professional cleaning service.

Despite their attempts to be frugal, John and Julie are spending much more money on this party than most
of their friends had for similar events. Next year’s party, they vow, would happen at the zoo.

Whenever you hear something, you should try to express it as if it happened in a different way, or at a
different time.

It’s raining now. Did it rain yesterday? It’s not raining now. Will it rain tomorrow?

The more you practice using grammar in different ways – instead of trying to memorize and apply rules – the
more you’ll begin using grammar automatically in conversations.

Your Next Step...


What you’ve learned in this valuable guide is just one piece of the complete fluency puzzle. Besides being
able to use correct grammar automatically, you also need to be understood, have a large vocabulary of
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