Grammar is a big part of our family life. We have two young Africans with atrocious grammar skills. (Daniel doesn't count. His grammar is age-appropriate.) You see, Liberian English is better described as Liberian Creole. It only vaguely resembles proper English. (Not that we Americans can boast of excellent grammar skills. Thanks, public schools.) So, helping Maya and Isaac learn English grammar is a constant focus for us around here. For instance:
"How many do everyone get?"
"What does generic means?"
"Did you went to the store already?"
"You did saw it!"
"Yes, it do."
"Can I have a chips?"
These are just a few phrases I heard over an hour period. For those of you who know me and affectionately refer to me as the Grammar Police or worse, Grammar Nazi, you know this must certainly be one of the ways God is teaching me compassion. ;)
P.S. I just have to get this off my chest: "Should of" doesn't make sense. "Should have" is correct. This is my newest grammatical pet peeve. Thanks for bearing with my weaknesses. And no, I don't judge you by your grammar. I judge the school you attended. :D