So a student told me (when I asked her why she had an expression of haughty acidity in regard to a grammar exercise she understood) that she took it for granted she understood the grammar structure, but it obviously stirred no pleasure in her to know. Reminded me of my grammar school years when I excelled in grammar knowledge (given high school normatives for foreign language results) and also of my haughtiness. I would think university - cough- has nothing more to offer me in English than grammar school already has. Such course of thinking was due to the fact I always had got As in English and didn't know defeat. Then at university, I was much annoyed to learn my knowledge was slightly above average at best of the times. All As can then be misleading because they give a false illusion of "knowing everything". One should be aware that they much rather mean "knowing everything out of the compulsory frame of knowledge".