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KHAWLA ALZIOD
Jordan

head noun
 
Hello everyone ,
Could anyone help me to check if this sentence is grammatically correct or not?

We learn things by heart which is not effective .

I wanted to know whether the use of "is not "  correct or should I  use "are not " .

23 May 2012      



Mariethe House
France

I īd say: "we learn things by heart ,which is not a very effective way of learning"
              "Learning things by heart is not a very effective method of learning"
A bit more moderateSmile
  " we learn things by heart which is not one of the most effective  ways of learning"
 let īs wait for,the natives!!Wink 

23 May 2012     



mariec
Spain

 "is not effective" is correct as we are talking about the act of learning things by heart

23 May 2012     



naheddarfi
Tunisia

put a comma after heart that īs it

23 May 2012     



MoodyMoody
United States

Grammatically, "which" means "heart" in the original sentence. Mariethe īs rephrasings sound much better to me. Or you could use "memorize" instead of "learn by heart."

23 May 2012     



yanogator
United States

Actually, "which" refers to the whole clause, so, as naheddarfi said, it just needs a comma. However, I agree that Mariethe īs wordings are clearer.
 
Bruce

23 May 2012     



cunliffe
United Kingdom

You guys can īt see the wood for the trees. We learn things by heart, which IS effective.Wink

23 May 2012     



KHAWLA ALZIOD
Jordan

Thanks for everyone .

23 May 2012