Even though my level of understanding remains reasonably high, and I’m pretty happy with my pronunciation, we’ve begun to enter the murky world of complex grammar.
And even though I work in an industry where language is important, and where my understanding of the complex world of English language grammar is of a high level, it’s instinctive, not learned.
I’m having to learn all manner of things I never learned in school. I was part of the generation in which we learned about verbs and nouns and not much else.
So late this afternoon, as I was walking down York Street, I called in to Abbeys Book Store, which has an extensive foreign language collection and bought a book called “Swedish: Essentials of Grammar” by Ake Viberg, Kerstin Ballardini and Sune Stjarnlof. Hopefully this will help…
Amongst the many things I did today was meet Tom from Tom’s Place. Yes, he does exist beyond the world of blogging.
As he’s studying at a location nearby my work, we caught up for a coffee for half an hour or so at about the only decent place for coffee in Ultimo.
We had a really great chat, and he seems like a very charming lovely bloke.