English is not my native and every time I use articles (which don't exist in my native language) in order to be grammatically correct I feel so stupid and formal. And I always think I use them in excess. Do you natives experience the same?
i can’t speak on behalf of all native english speakers, but i would say that most people generally don’t feel weird using the grammar of their native language because it’s “normal” to them and just comes naturally. i suppose that different aspects of a new foreign language can sometimes feel redundant if they don’t exist in one’s native language, for example a lot of native english speakers struggle to grasp the concept of grammatical gender when learning a foreign language and sometimes disregard its importance with regards to how it makes things sound grammatically correct