Witty, humorous videos bring fun back to grammar and good English

Witty, humorous videos bring fun back to grammar and good English

SINGAPORE - The Speak Good English Movement yesterday launched a series of six witty and humorous videos aimed to entertain and educate Singaporeans on the importance of good English.

The movement turns the spotlight on grammar rules this year, focusing on tenses, subject-verb agreement, prepositions, and countable and uncountable nouns. Commonly heard Singaporean blunders and grammar gaffes will also be highlighted.

The light-hearted videos feature popular Singaporean comedian Kumar as the "Queen of Grammar", a magnificent royal from the Land of Good English who seeks to correct the affliction of bad English on her subjects.

All six videos can be viewed on the Speak Good English Movement's Facebook page and YouTube channel with one video released each week starting from May 28. They are produced by local renowned arts and entertainment companies, Dream Academy®, written by Ben "Mr Miyagi" Lee and Selena Soh, and directed by George Chan.

Mr Goh Eck Kheng, Chairman of the Speak Good English Movement, says, "We are committed to encouraging Singaporeans to speak Standard English that is used all over the world. Just as we respect the authenticity of other languages, we need to respect grammar rules for the structure it gives to English."

To view this year's Grammar Rules video series entitled "Queen of Grammar", go to the Movement's Facebook page (www.facebook.com/speakgoodenglishmovement) or subscribe to its YouTube channel (www.youtube.com/user/goodenglishsg).

minlee@sph.com.sg

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