Please don't direct me to the Help Page. I need guidance that the Help Page doesn't give.
I am a native English speaker, and know only basic grammar. I know when something sounds right, I know when it sounds wrong, and I know when it sounds right even though technically it is wrong. I cannot explain grammar beyond basic grammar.
I am discouraged by some of the grammar questions asked here, and I mean discouraged by the good questions, because they seem like Greek to me. It seems like learning advanced grammar is like studying anatomy, physiology and biochemistry in order to learn how to walk.
I don't know enough grammar to write a decent grammar question. And I suspect the Catch 22 is that if I did study grammar, I would know how to research the answers to almost anything that occurred to me. Or would it take years of study to get to that point?
As for writing questions about words or idioms or sayings, almost everything along those lines can be found in a quick Google search. Thus, I mostly answer (16 Questions vs 392 Answers), and answering is becoming less satisfying. When I can get 89 net upvotes for seethe (Word to describe to sit in quiet anger), it is too easy. I'm not complaining about 89 upvotes -- far from it -- but it is excessive and excess cloys. (But never hesitate to upvote me, please! :))
So, the question: what can I do, short of going to grad school, to write good questions and contribute to the question side of ELU?