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Old August 22nd, 2007, 9:19 am
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Re: Has reading the HP books improved your grammar?

The Harry Potter books have taught me how to form sentences with variety, expanded my vocabulary, and yes, improved my grammar.


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Old August 22nd, 2007, 9:39 am
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Re: Has reading the HP books improved your grammar?

Not really. I don't think that the Harry Potter books particularly have done anything, but reading in general is proven to make your grammar better amongst other things. I might have picked something up from one of the first four books however (I'm in essay writing mode, sorry), due to not remembering actually reading the books. My parents seem to remember though, as apparently I read the Philosopher's Stone when I was three.


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Old August 23rd, 2007, 11:34 am
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Re: Has reading the HP books improved your grammar?

As a non-English speaker, I owe the HP books most of my English Grammar, vocabulary, etc. I haven't studied English again since I left high school, but I dare say my English is far better than it was then!


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Old August 23rd, 2007, 1:17 pm
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Re: Has reading the HP books improved your grammar?

I think that the books have definitely improved my grammar and vocabulary, I think that some parts of the book are quite complex grammatically and its good to be challenged. I learn best that way. I do find myself speaking 'properly' now. Im a Northern Brit so that isnt always easy to do!!! My best mate makes fun of the way I speak quite often due to my use of proper grammer and more polysyllabic words. My dad doesnt always know what Im on about either!! Its good being able to confuse the parents, it winds him up no end (Good fun for me!!!!!)


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Old August 23rd, 2007, 6:07 pm
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Re: Has reading the HP books improved your grammar?

I don't know about grammar, but I sometimes find myself using some of the words from the books. The book has definitely broadened my vocabulary.


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Old August 24th, 2007, 7:15 am
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Re: Has reading the HP books improved your grammar?

The HP series has done alot for me! Before HP, i hated reading, but HP proved me wrong. It expanded my vocabulary and imagination with each wonderful book ;D


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Old August 26th, 2007, 9:55 pm
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Re: Has reading the HP books improved your grammar?

HP has done so much for me.

The biggest thing is the fact that it taught me to read when I did PS when I was 5!!! I could read before, but not very well. And then I read Philosopher's Stone and I was reading anything I could get my hands on!!!


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Old August 26th, 2007, 10:15 pm
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Re: Has reading the HP books improved your grammar?

oh, I'm loads better, it really helped, a lot! Both in English and my mother language, Portuguese.
the OotP book was my first attempt at reading a huge book in English. I kept with me a mini dictionary at all times. lol
I was in the 8th grade back then (2003). I started the HP books in 2001, I suppose.


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Old August 27th, 2007, 2:13 am
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Re: Has reading the HP books improved your grammar?

A bit, but not by much. I do think that I still need a dictionary to read harry potter sometimes. Nothing new there my grammar is still kinda bad too.


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Old August 27th, 2007, 2:59 am
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Re: Has reading the HP books improved your grammar?

The Harry Potter books have improved my english grammar and definately my vocabulary. I think that the names of some creatures like nargles or dementors are very odd.


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Old August 29th, 2007, 3:44 am
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Re: Has reading the HP books improved your grammar?

No, not really. If anything, it has helped me build more confidence when reading aloud. My younger cousins always wanted me to read this to them as a bed time story and before I knew it, my sentences were just flowing out with ease.


 
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