A brilliant command of the language of English
Is likely to make one look very distinguished
Yet crossing your T's, and dotting your I's
Is not what I mean when I give this advice
But a scholarly scholar would have you believe
That to learn a new tongue is to know both of these
That to stammer on grammar or shun punctuation
Is criminal! and has no jus-ti-fi-cation
So before you start facing a steep learning curve
The trick to all language is hidden in words
You need to know roots, and you need to know terms
The prefix, the suffix: the starts and the ends
But surely you say, this cannot be true!
Next line unbeliever: a present for you
You understand this, can and this grasp too!
So clearly the grammar does nothing for you
I'm not saying it's useless, that would be a lie
As I've punctuated almost every line
My grammar's quite good, punctuation is fine
Not to be a prude, but I even rhyme
So my point is, to point out, that neither's the point!
It vexes, perplexes, a lexis disjoint
So rather than asking around "how to say..."
You best learn the words, and how they are made.