Chancer my only recollection from junior school was that a verb was 'a doing word'. An adjective was 'a describing word' and a noun was 'a name'. Then they tried to teach us adverbs and petite Idun was lost without trace. And I'm still unsure as to what they are.......no one try and explain.....no, no, no.
I would, if I had had the misfortune to have been educated in France.... have ended up in a special school in France for the mentally retarded, because I just do not in any way understand grammar. I would see with my childrens homework, and they would be obliged to do an autopsy on every last word, decortique the lot........... and just looking at it, never mind trying to understand, just turns my not too bright brain turns to polenta. In France, the teachers would have considered that I was either taking the michael, or that I was truly very very thick, but I could not have got far.
I said 'autopsy', because I always wondered 'why' a language had to be made so complicated, and why children have to be so taught, picking every last bone down to the moelle, to be able to get to grips with it. Surely there must be les petits francais, who are dumb like me and don't manage, even though, they have other talents. I do realise some people like doing this with any language, but some of us can't, not won't, can't.
I discovered maths and was good at maths.
So Chancer, you have my admiration, you obviously understand so much of this stuff than I ever will and your progress is quite obvious, to me at least. So pat yourself on the back and I bet that you don't sound odd.