|This leaf (page) is a drawth (essay) discussing (wordwrestling) a riddle (problem) or a wen (opinion) that has arisen in the making of Anglish. A list of other drawths can be found here.|
English grammar is in some ways relatively simple- this makes it ideal as a Worldwide speech- and in others quite complex. For example, there is no grammatical gender, and plurals and tense are mostly regular. On the other hand, the use of progressive tense (such as -ing), is unique, subtle, and basic to everyday wording. It therefore is a great hurdle to many outland learners of English.
Grammarians can be dealt, broadly-speaking, into prescriptivists and descriptivists. Prescriptivists has often tried to force English into the grammatical rules of Latin. Examples include the "no split-infinitive rule" and the rule against preposition-hanging. Most of these have been mostly paid no heed by homeborn speakers. However, a few- such as the use of twofold negatives to mean positives- have become scoldsome and seen as "wrong" (despite being the everyday speech of millions of English speakers worldwide, including in popular culture).