This is somehow tolerable but everybody knows that Grammar is the backbone of the language and without it the language becomes distorted, meaningless and sometimes even barren. The extension of the language relies greatly on grammar so as the complexity of the expanded statement won't be an encumbrance to decoding the message. Hence, Grammar must be respected while speaking or writing. So you make sure your audience or interlocutor will surely understand what you "mean". It is advisable, however, not to rely seriously on the grammatical form on the expanse of meaning. This will lead to mere noise. What is important in priority is to know the basics. And the more you are short and simple, the easier you'll be understood.
The base form of the simple sentence is Subject + Verb + Object when it is affirmative. Shifting to compound and complex statements however, requires a great care vis-Ã -vis the order of words and the parts of speech used as well as the placement of clauses, punctuation, tenses and so on within the text of your message. As you see, it is not enough to know a language; it is rather the knowing of the accurate structure of your syntax which counts much. This is crucial to make yourself coherent, clear, and understood. The more a sentence is grammatically approved, no matter how long and verbose it is, the more easily graspable it gets. Despite all, Grammar remains an important factor in making sense of your sentences though grammar alone doesn't make sense; it only helps in the making of it. In Brief grammar and meaning are two sides of the same coin. They only complete each other but once separated they are disabled. Let's try to imagine them "disabled"!
1. "Under lays old the man that tree a philosopher who is ".
This is what I could have imagined myself but the person's sentence may well be worse. Any other person who's got the right syntactic structure of accurate sentences in mind could rather say,
2. "The old man who lays under that tree is a philosopher.".
Therefore, not much cognitive effort is needed to decode the second sentence because the message it carries is crystal clear. A lot of words don't make meaning but with a little help from grammar everything will be significant and legible again.
Now imagine another person who learns the grammatical rules so well that he can smell the least grammatical mistake in an utterance or a script but whose Lexis is very poor (which is logically unsustainable). What do you think his sentences would look like? Let's envisage one of his:
This sentence is a hundred per cent grammatically correct. It respects the normal order of the English formal simple sentence [subject (The table) + verb (speaks) + object (water)] but it means nothing or at least it means something inconceivable to the human brain. This case also is not usual at all; the sentence is almost a wizard incantation: The table cannot speak except in fairy tales; and water is not to speak. Later on you'll see more examples of such extraordinary "meaningless correct sentences"
Both cases above are worse than each other. Therefore normal speakers of any language should be a mixture of the two persons above so as to reach an advanced level of eloquence like poets, writers or orators of high standard. My intent, however, is to try and investigate to what extent grammar could be helpful in making sentences extend to develop into texts of certain length without harming the meaning but on the contrary improving it considerably.
The simple affirmative declarative English sentence is made this way:
However the expansion of the sentence is always possible. The sentence goes from Simple to compound and then to complex ...
The sentence, any sentence, is endlessly flexible. It takes diverse shapes and meanings. You can generate as many utterances as you wish if you simply master the accurate syntax of the sentence. The intelligible sentence is not accepted as such unless it is grammatically and semantically accurate. Additionally, the intonation and the tone play an enormous role in displaying the genuine meaning of the sentence when it is spoken.
*/ Look at these ones and see how they grow meaningfully:
The sentence can go expanding like this until it becomes almost a paragraph or often a short passage in a text. In order that the sentence expands correctly and naturally without harming the context and the meaning you should rely on clauses and punctuation to achieve the task properly.
No matter what my advice is, the students usually like to be challenging with their long twisting sentences to tell everybody that they master the stuff quite well. No objection! But if things develop to go a bit further than the normal limits everything will collapse. Now let's go on with our chosen sentence to see what are the limits?
It is true that language is flexible but this flexibility may turn against the meaning when it becomes misleading. It may churn out a hip of useless words. What is meant by all this? I simply mean that a little grammar helps but meaning should come first. Let's have fun with these examples showing the stupidity of grammar operating alone.
As it is previously mentioned, the construction of the simple affirmative English sentence is
SUBJECT + VERB + OBJECT : [JOHN + PLAYS + TENNIS]. Read the following and comment. TENNIS PLAYS JOHN. Well, let me do the comment for you. This sentence is grammatically correct because it respects the order of words, ( subject=tennis, verb=plays and object=John ). However it is not acceptable at all. Why not? Because it is meaningless. Tennis can never play John, can it?
*/ Have a look at this series of examples:
If grammar, the very vital element in the normal construction of our speech, is permanently disregarded, one day we'd prefer communicating through gestures, facial expressions and shrieks to speaking at all. Animals will mock us, our new communicative style will look a blurring dirty copy of the original which is theirs and which is innate in them. Ours will be fabricated and that would be disastrous for our nature as human beings. What is going on in the quickly made business low-leveled action films, some cheap serials as well as some Rap songs is a threatening alarm for sure.