I heard once that the way English grammar was taught as school was rooted in Latin and it wasn't a correct approach for a number of reason ?
This was a long time ago, so I cannot remember the details.
- Could someone tell me if this is correct ?
- Are there any references or books I can read ?
- Are there English learning resources following this approach ?
EDIT: I think I heard about it in this forum. By the way, I found a quote:
It is one thing to adopt the grammatical labels (e.g. “noun,” “verb”) to categorize words in English sentences; it is quite another thing to go on to claim that the structure of English sentences should be like the structure of sentences in Latin. That was an approach taken by a number of influential grammarians, mainly in eighteenth-century England, who set out rules for the “proper” use of English. This view of grammar as a set of rules for the proper use of a language is still to be found today
Source: George Yule. "The Study of Language"