I never really appreciated how difficult the English language was until I had the fortunate experience of meeting people from different countries and I watched their struggles to master the rules and exceptions to the rules. It's a wonder that anyone can make sense of the language at all. Having said that though, I find it incredible when I can successfully combine simple and complicated sentences and take my readers on a wonder adventure, that they can catch a glimpse of all the dynamic scenes, people, and goings on in my head. Language is an amazing tool of communication.


Scott said...

People complain about English because there are so many variations and so few concrete rules, but I think that's one of the best things about writing in it. There are a thousand ways to say something is pleasant and each one is a little different.

Gwen Stickle said...

That is so true. Thanks for your comment.