4.1. THE IDEA OF TRAVEL IN GRAMMAR

Why think about travel in grammar? Let us reason on our language work until this place in the grammar course. We can use the Present Perfect: auxiliary “have” and head 3rd form will make the pattern; we reason how we have worked.

The Perfect Aspect is not the only way to look at time. We can say we made our passage with the pods of time and traversed the river of time. We reckoned to be as on a map, we imagined ourselves as in an area, and we compared the Perfect Aspect to a way to a place.

By standard, we can talk the same about places we visited during a trip or journey. We use the Past Simple: our Past Simple forms are “made”, “traversed”, “reasoned”, “were”, “imagined”, and “compared”.

It is when we want to highlight an activity or faculty with regard to the PRESENT that we use the Present Perfect. Otherwise, we can just stay {ON} our cognitive maps.

Here, in subchapter 4.1, we could say we have connected the grammatical time and aspect, or, in words more usual, that we have learned to use the fields of time with variables. Our grammatical time is the PRESENT, the same as our real time, inclusive of all chapter 4 so far.

In chapter 5, we might say we connected the grammatical time and aspect, or that we learned to use the fields. Chapter 4 may belong with the grammatical PAST: we were on it last week, or another past time.

If we want to sum up on Part 1 entire, we have quite some choice on the angle of view, for the language matter in chapter 4. We might say we connected, we have connected, as well as that we connect the Time and Aspect, or that we used, we have used, as well as that we use the fields with variables. The regard will depend on how relevant we think the matter is to our real-time PRESENT.

If someone is curious or wants to join the course, we might say — about the same language matter — we will have connected the grammatical time and aspect by chapter 5.

This is why the grammar course is a “travel in grammar”: we can speak about the same language matter, and the matter does not go change places in the course book or anywhere at all, whereas we learn flexibly to express own regards.


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