（♪）preface by the creator Jaugo Noto（之人冗悟：のと・じゃうご）
創作者 之人冗悟（Jaugo Noto：のと・じゃうご）による序文
― WHAT IS “ENGRAM ORGANIZER”? ―
― “ENGRAM ORGANIZER（イングラム・オーガナイザー）”って何？ ―
【ENGRAM】＝（１）short for English Grammar （２）means by which memories are stored within the brain in response to external stimuli 【ORGANIZER】＝（１）a person or systematic means to organize something （２）a mechanical device or a pocketbook by which to manage schedule or collect ideas
（♪） I know I may arouse anger among some Japanese, but I’ll be blunt and bold in pointing this out ― the former group we find gloriously admirable by virtue of time-honored methods strictly followed with clockwork precision, while the latter leaves too much to be desired for us to admire by lack of any such established method and still blindly following the same beaten path too feeble to get anywhere, just like an old record with a faulty groove repeating the same noise at the same place like insane parrots.
（♪） Football and TV are the realms dynamic chemical reaction between exceptional individuals give birth to moments too glorious to forget, where “comply with the collective!” mentality of the group-oriented Japanese finds no glory; left to themselves, most Japanese simply don’t know what to do; they instinctively want orders they should meticulously obey, in the absence of which they blindly follow disorder in the guise of order, resulting in sheer chaos. Such is the status quo of Japanese TV, football (on the stage of World Cup) ― and English studies. Finding their way out should be left to individual talents and efforts in the world of Japanese TV and football ― there can be (or SHOULD be) no magic formula to lead them to easy glory; when it comes to English, however, there can be (and MUST be) a meticulous method established for the diligent Japanese to follow to achieve easy mastery ― that method is ENGRAM ORGANIZER established by this author, Jaugo Noto, through more than three decades of meticulous preparation.
（♪） Most English-incapable Japanese will (undoubtedly) wonder, “For whom is this ENGRAM ORGANIZER meant?… Junior-high-school level? High-shcool level? College entrance examination level? Is it TOEFL and TOEIC applicable?” to which I will answer, “There is no such thing as TOEFL/TOEIC English, college-entrance-exam English, high-school English or junior-high or elementary-school English. There is only ONE ENGLISH, composed of multiple aspects, the grammatical aspect of which is comprehensively and systematically covered by ENGRAM ORGANIZER, which will benefit all serious learners of English, whether their desired goal be success in entrance exams or fluent conversation with foreign people.” The typical Japanese fallacy regarding English studies is the unrealistic disjunction of certain types of English (such as JUKEN-EIGO, TOEFL-EIGO, or IKITA-EIGO !lol!) from others, which is forced upon their mentality by the expediency of Japanese schools, teachers or English-related books… Just ask yourselves what good have they done in advancing your English literacy? If you really want to master English, say good-bye to all such imagined distinction between this English and that. There is only one English; but there are several separate ways needed to conquer the whole realm of English… all of which, this author, Jaugo Noto, will provide you with in time.
（♪） Understanding written English is one thing, comprehending it spoken is another, writing and speaking it with freedom, yet another. That said, this much I will tell you ― no magic wand to change you into a great English conversationist will you find here (not HERE AND NOW, I mean; ELSEWHERE LATER, one by one, you will find it offered by this same author, I promise); it takes four(4) ingredients to realize such linguistic magic ― perfect grammatical knowledge, well-organized stock of words and idioms, and much practice in having such rich intellectual fragments verbally reconstructed appropriate to the situation flowing out of your mouth before others as opposed to mentally recollected within your head alone.
（♪） Much practice in rich oral recitals of English words and idioms, you have to wait (I’ll be paving the way with gold for you later); in the mean time, you have to fortify your mental frame with perfect grammatical knowledge of English. No amount of words or idioms will bear any fruit on the barren ground devoid of mental minerals springing out of systematically stored knowledge of grammar and syntax. Before trying to enrich the surface with words and idioms, let’s make rich and certain the ground underneath. This lecture ― a series of three lectures to be precise ― offers you such ground-service: it’s the ground-maker, groundskeeper and certainly a ground-shaker in the traditionally sterile wasteland of Japanese English-related business.
（♪） This series of lectures in English grammar which I will call respectively
(1) Basic English Grammar (BEG)（this one） （１）英文法基礎編＝Basic English Grammar (BEG)（この講座） (2) English Sentence Structure: ESSENTIAL (ESSE) and （２）英語構文：中核編＝English Sentence Structure: ESSENTIAL (ESSE) (3) English Sentence Structure: ADVANCED (ESSA)(…coming soon) （３）英語構文：上級編＝English Sentence Structure: ADVANCED (ESSA)（・・・近日公開）
enables you to perfectly master all spheres of English grammar in the most systematic and comprehensive way, without boring brainless drills, and with the conquering joy of a role-playing gamer ― by ways beyond the wildest imagination of the most demanding learner or educator. これら三連講座によって、これ以上ないほど体系的・網羅的に、何も考えず機械的に繰り返すばかりの退屈な反復修練など一切なしに、未知の旅程を制覇するロールプレイングゲームのワクワク感を伴いつつ、どんな高望みの学習者・教育者でも「まさか、こんなやり方があったとは！？」とビックリするようなやり方で、皆さんは英文法の全領域を完璧にマスターできます。
（♪） Why do they come in three(3) separate lectures instead of as one(1) single entity? The reason you may easily find by letting scroll the INDEX page of the contents of Basic English Grammar (BEG) ― it will take a couple of minutes for you merely to visually comprehend what it contains. Just imagine how bewildered you will be at confronting such comprehensive knowledge doubled or tripled in a single streak… This three(3)-layered approach is the most sensible and gentle way I could think of in enabling you to conquer the whole sphere of English grammar without daunting struggle.
どうして「単一講座」ではなく「三連（別立て）講座」の形を取るのでしょうか？・・・その理由は「英文法基礎編＝Basic English Grammar (BEG)」の総合目次ページをスクロールさせてみればすぐにわかるでしょう ― 目次の内容を目で追って学ぶべき事項を確認するだけでも数分間かかると思います・・・これほどまでに網羅的な知識を、この三倍の分量で、一気にドサッと目の前に並べ立てられたら、一体どれほど呆然とさせられることか、想像してみてください・・・この「三層構造アプローチ」は、やる気も失せるほどキツすぎる苦闘を強いることなく英文法の全領域を皆さんに制覇してもらうための、考え得る限り最も合理的で優しいやり方なのです。
（♪）BEG (1: Basic English Grammar) offers you all the basic knowledge to compose the very core of English grammatical sphere, without which no construction is possible on the ground above.
「英文法基礎編＝BEG (1: Basic English Grammar)」は、英文法世界のまさしく核心にあたる部分を形成する基礎的知識の全てを提供します・・・この核心部抜きでは上層部の大地の上に何一つ構築することもできません。
（♪）ESSE (2: English Sentence Structure: ESSENTIAL)(…coming soon) is the intellectual layer of substantial soil enabling rich harvest on the surface, with the completion of which you may deem yourself tolerably good at English language.
「英語構文中核編＝ESSE (2: English Sentence Structure: ESSENTIAL)」（・・・近日公開）は、地表に豊かな実りをもたらす肥沃な知的堆積層・・・ここを制覇した皆さんは「そこそこ英語ができる人」を自任してもよいでしょう。
（♪）ESSA (3: English Sentence Structure: ADVANCED)(…coming soon) is like mountains and rivers giving scenic variations on the otherwise flat surface of the English world, the complete mastery of which will find you undaunted in any sphere of English, nothing you find there beyond your comprehension.
「英語構文上級編＝ESSA (3: English Sentence Structure: ADVANCED)」（・・・近日公開）は、それ抜きでは平坦な英語世界の景観に視覚的変化を与える山や川のようなもの・・・これを完全制覇した皆さんは、英語世界のどんな領域にも堂々と踏み込むことができ、そこで目にする何もかも理解できるようになるでしょう。
（♪） Taken aback at the amount of knowledge you are bound to meet in lectures? The greater the volume, the harder it is to take in the contents, you fear? Not to worry: the greatest merit of this ENGRAM ORGANIZER lies not in its rich contents but in its capability of enabling you to PERFECTLY MEMORIZE them all!
（♪） Knowledge alone accumulated without being cemented with repetitive drills to assimilate it seems like a barren idea, especially so to the Japanese psyche to which practice and endurance far outweighs theory and intelligence. Since 1978, in fact, systematic teaching of English grammar has long been abandoned (!wrongly!) in Japanese schools, with the authoritative permission and persuasion of the then Ministry of Education of Japan to shift weight from just understanding to actively using English, giving way to floods of reading, speaking and listening to English to make students FEEL what and how they do in the English-speaking world, without letting them THINK why they do so. Such practice without theory has been quite effective in mass-producing English-illiterate Japanese trying desperately to imitate the way others do without intellectually pondering what it is they are trying to do… the disastrous result of which is so painfully plain to see everywhere on this oriental island so barren in language, intellect, economy, politics and human relations ever since the miserable collapse of their unexpected glory (economic, not linguistic) in the early 1990’s… Isn’t it about time we said good-bye to such bad times passed ever so brainlessly?
（♪） Knowledge without drills is not so bad an idea as you may suppose, certainly never so bad as drills without knowledge. No end of drills in the floods of English sentences related to but different from each other will only result in increasing the burden and boredom of learners so much that they will grow reluctant or averse to learning any more, long before such repetitive raindrops drill small holes here and there in the bedrock of English grammar. This author says “NO!” to such raindrop-drilling approach; instead, he offers you the comprehensive list of “things to remember” in the form of unique (meaning “the only one of the kind”) example sentences, systematically organized and thoroughly explained for learners to memorize one by one by pondering and reciting the same sentence over and over and over again. This way, the burden you have to carry is drastically decreased: you just have to memorize the same (one, not many) English sentence for every grammatical theme ― when you try to recollect what it was that you were trying to master, you have only to recite the same (ONE not MANY) example sentence, with the related information in the textbook naturally coming back to your memory. ONE sentence for EACH knowledge, drill with that same sentence, not with too many ― not too bad an idea, isn’t it? ― especially when the number of such “unique” example sentences is substantially vast.
（♪） You have only to browse through the INDEX page of BEG(Basic English Grammar) to FEEL how many practicing materials you will encounter in the form of example sentences… to give you a vague hint of what awaits you in the lectures, there are about 3,300 MP3 voice-over files for BEG lecture alone ― triple the number (some 10,000 VO files, in case you are not too good at calculating) to have a glimpse of what you can verbally fortify yourself with when you have completed BEG, ESSE and ESSA lectures. In case you find 10,000 too small, there will come (later) English VOCABULARY and IDIOM lectures with far more example sentences (AFTER you have completed your GRAMMATICAL lecture, I remind you), all of which will be more than enough to make you a truly proficient and intelligent reader, writer and speaker of English.
「英文法基礎編＝BEG(Basic English Grammar)」の総合目次ページをざぁーっと流し読みしただけでも、「例文」の形で出くわす「修練ネタ」がどれほど大量に存在するか”感じる”ことができるはず・・・この講座の中で何が皆さんを待ち受けているか、漠然としたヒントを差し上げると、「英文法基礎編（BEG）」だけでも約３３００のMP3音声読み上げファイルが存在します ― その数を三倍すれば、BEG（英文法基礎編）・ESSE（英語構文中核編）・ESSA（英語構文上級編）の三連講座を制覇した段階で皆さんがどれほどの「口述英語力増強」を達成しているかわかるはずです（計算が苦手の人向けに正解を言えば「約１万の口述英語力増強ネタ」に皆さんは出くわすことになるわけです）・・・「１万じゃ少なすぎる！」と感じたあなたも、御心配には及びません ― （後々）もっと遙かに膨大な例文満載の「英単語」および「英熟語」の講座が待っているのですから（しつこく念押ししておきますが、「単語」や「熟語」に皆さんが取り組むのは、「文法」の講座を制覇したその後です）・・・これら全てを合わせれば、英語を読み書き話す正真正銘手練れの知識人養成用「修練ネタ」としては、十分すぎるほど十分なものになるはずです。
■”Everything Taught” Is Not Enough: “No Way Can You Forget It” Is the Way to Go!■
（♪） Teaching everything you should learn is one thing; making all that knowledge perfectly fixed in your brains is quite another… the latter, in fact, has been the impossible dream of any self-respecting educators ― until now ― which has now come true (too good to be true, but incredibly true!) by virtue of a ground-breaking device called (short for SanTakuQuiz, a quiz with three multiple choices). A triple-choice quiz is no news to everyone; what is totally novel and powerful in this STQ is the added value of rich information provided after you have solved each and every question: virtually all the essential info provided in the “main” textbook part of BEG, ESSE and ESSA will be provided again as in-depth supplement to each choice (correct or incorrect). Every time you play (as opposed to study) the STQ quiz, you are bound to immerse yourself in floods of knowledge too vast to tackle let alone memorize in the old-fashioned cramming style face to face with the responseless textbook… you are sure to be astonished to find how easy and interesting it is to master a language once you stop thinking of it as study and begin feeling it fun, in the form of a game too addictive to stop playing again and again.
（♪） What fun and how deep is this STQ, you will truly find after you have played the same question more than six(6) times… each and every performance of yours is recorded (from the very first time you play it) and will be shown in minute and informative details (only after you have played it SIX times) to check and see how far you have come or how much more you have to go. When you have played it more than a couple of times, you will already find yourself adequately acquainted with the grammatical topic in question. When you try to brush up your rusty knowledge after quite a period of inactivity, you will find this STQ a most trusty aid in reviving your linguistic memories and intellectual ardor. The more you play, the more you will learn, and the more addicted you will be in the game-studying experience. Enjoy mastering English grammar in the richest, sturdiest and most lasting way possible with this state-of-the-art STQ!
（♪） In order to play STQ, just click on the near any given box on the WEB page… the number on the BLACK button (like ) shows exactly where in the STQ quiz you will find the question related to the grammatical theme shown in the box. Be it remembered that the STQ quiz will challenge you in a streak of ten(10) questions, not one(1) single question. Make sure you have already mastered all the grammatical themes contained in the 10-Q group before you challenge it. You can see the contents (and even THE CORRECT ANSWERS) of the STQ by clicking [?] and respective numbers of the Q  through .