Junior high school grammar
As a student, be
Verb and Auxiliary were easiest for
me. That's because there are only three changes, is, am, and
are, in be Verb. It was easy for me
to memorize. Also, it is easy to change into interrogative sentence and negative
sentence. And this can be said about Auxiliary, too.
On the other hand, Relative Pronounts was difficult for me to understand. What is Relative Pronounts? What is antecedent? I couldn't understand what these words mean. Furthermore, there are many grammatical rules to learn. Can we use that instead of which? When should we use whom? I was very confused.
As a teacher, what I have confidence in teaching is 3 Person Present Singular Verb. When I worked in cram school, I found how to teach. Some students think it is difficult to memorize. However, once they have found the rule, it will be easy for them to understand. There are only a few rules. On the other hand, Relative Pronounts and Participle will be difficult for me to teach. That's because they are quite different from Japanese grammar. In Japanese, a word is modified by the front words. But in English, a word is modified by following words using Relative Pronounts and Adjectival Modifying Clauses. Therefore, I think it will be difficult.