Sunday, December 6, 2009

Learning is a Process By Shayna Fehr

Brieanne Graham said this in one of her posts, “Although “knowledge is power”, I believe that there is also power in learning new words, new tenses or new facets of English grammar.” I agree with her. I’ve learned much throughout this term, most of which has been about grammar. While some concepts came easily, others did not. Perhaps some of the most complicated subject matter for me to master was complements. Don’t ask me why, but it took me a while to grasp the concept of completing the verb. Even now, after typing it out, it seems so simple.

To review lets go over what complements are what their role is in speech. Complements are pronouns, nouns, and adjectives. They are used to complete the verb in a sentence. A complement can be a predicate noun, a predicate adjective, direct object, indirect object, or an objective complement. To view a video, and learn more about these types of complements go to this website.

We also need to understand that we may not know everything, but we can come a little closer after accepting that learning is a process, and being open to new material is a great first step.

1 comment:

  1. I think we can all relate to the situation when someone realizes that not all that they thought that they knew was correct, but as you said, these situations can be learned from and used as a catalyst for further learning, which is always good for everyone.