Why is there an addendum for teachers here?

That's a good question. That is a very good question.

Well? I mean, this is supposed to be a textbook for less-advanced students, right?

That's right.

So it doesn't make a whole lot of sense to me. How exactly does it fit in?

I see your point. And a very good point it is, too. But here's the thing. It does make sense, actually.


Well, although GroundWork really is primarily a textbook for students, it can serve teachers too.

Again, how?

You just won't give up, will you?


Ok. In my experience, many teachers have trouble explaining English grammar to students despite the fact that they may speak the language very well themselves.

True, dat.

Here, they can find inspiration. And while they're at it, they'll be introduced to new ideas that may never have occurred to them. For all you know, this could end up making them rethink the way they teach.

Do you think it will?

It might.

I highly doubt that.

Yeah, you're probably right.

Isn't that kind of depressing?

Of course not. Why would it be? Look, you have something that you really care about. You work hard on it. You put your heart and soul into it. You're proud of what you have created. Then, everybody just shrugs and they're all like, meh, whatever. I mean, what's there to be depressed about?

But you're still going to put it in, right?

That's what she said.

*Rolls eyes* Oh, that is so mature.

I'm sorry, I'm so so sorry. I couldn't help myself. Anyway, you're damn right I'm going to put it in. This is a doozy. I couldn't bear to leave it out.

So, is it really worth reading? I mean, is it any good? Or are you just filling up space?

It's... a glorious mess. That's one way to describe it.

I see. That doesn't answer my question though.

Emphasis on mess.

Right. Now it does.