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Montessori Quote of the Day

Quote for 9 March 2021

The conjugation of verbs evokes a kind of philosophical analysis which helps towards understanding that the verb in a sentence represents the voice that speaks of action. It is not the indication of an action actually being performed by the speaker. Such reflective exploration of the verb also awakens in the consciousness a notion of the different latitudes of time. The irregular verbs, otherwise so difficult to learn, exist already in the language spoken by the child and it is now only a question of ‘discovering’ that they are irregular.

Maria Montessori, The Formation of Man, p. 95