So find ways to bypass and ignore this, at least for the first year or more when learning a new language. Then once you have a fair bit of road time, you can dive into all the grammatical jargon. Unless you were a straight A student in English, you will have to master what all this grammatical stuff is in the context of the English language before you can carry it over to Spanish (and learn the aspects of grammar that are unique to Spanish, or whatever other language you are learning).
I have come to quite like an application I run on my Android phone called Duolingo. It has its detractors of course. Many of these are old die hards that hate change in any form and/or gained their language skills using old methods. Ignore them. The big plus of Duolingo is that you can easily get your daily dose almost wherever you happen to be. It is also free (more or less), once you learn to ignore the annoying ads. They added a terrible feature to the Android version where the "owl" pops out with some stale phrase that is supposed to be encouraging. Hopefully they will drop this ill conceived feature, but if they don't, train yourself to ignore it and hit the continue button as rapidly as possible.
As an example, in Spanish you can often drop the subject pronoun (there I go using grammar jargon). So in English you would say, "I want food". Whereas in Spanish you could (and often do) say, "Quiero comida" dropping the "Yo" that would be equivalent to the English "I". I think this is cool. So succinctness appeals to me. It gets even better. Instead of saying, "I am going to eat", you say something like "Voy a comer". How nice.
English is a total train wreck and hodge podge of special cases when it comes to spelling and pronunciation. At least it just has "the" instead of masculine and feminine flavors that you have to learn along with each noun. Spanish is much more tidy and logical, but not without its unfortunate issues. Pronunciation is rigorous and uniform. As I have mentioned, grammar can be quite elegant and condensed.
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