When I finally decided to commit myself to the journey of becoming a writer, I knew that sooner or later I would have to face my old nemesis: Grammar. In high school, this was always the part of English class I hated the most. I was a good speller, I could keep on top of punctuation most of the time, but identifying parts of speech, dissecting sentences, learning the difference between nouns, pronouns, adverbs, adjectives and the seemingly endless conjugations of verbs drove me crazy. I had to make sure my participle wasn’t dangling and to keep my tenses matching. Regrettably, I can’t say I ever fully understood the detailed structure of words in my native tongue.