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Still, perhaps the most significant and far-reaching innovation Mr. Hubbard developed for this course is found in a book titled The New Grammar. Which is exactly what it is.

The mere mention of English grammar to virtually anyone who has ever been a student is enough to cause a pang of discomfort or even to send something approximating a chill of terror down their spines. Mention the words gerund, split infinitive or past participle to a friend and watch his eyes glaze over. Our experience with the stultifying complexity of grammar – like childhood diseases – is something most of us would rather forget.

At this point in the Key to Life Course, the student has an understanding of the most fundamental words of the language, knows how to clear up those he does not understand, and is ready to learn, through the proper use of grammar, how to communicate in a way that will be understood.

However, when Mr. Hubbard began to research the subject, he was appalled. As he put it in his introduction to the book, “Grammar is established by common usage and forwarded by writers. It got into a very dark eddy of a very dark river when it fell into the hands of the professors.” (See page 230.)


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