Exercise 45. Real-time, we may want to shape the Aspect though there is no way to consult a rule or definition. Let us warm up, merging symbolic cues like for context. As with the ■→MIND PRACTICE, we may just think and imagine: ■→GRAMMAR VISUALS have materials to help picture.


A. Before the merger:
Jemma smiles.
{ON}, the Present Simple

B. After the merger:
Jemma is smiling.
{IN}, the Present Progressive

We are not practicing behaviorist reflexes. We are working on flexible habits. We may think about Jemma, Bob or anyone, and with various verbs. It is important that we learn merging features.

EXAMPLES FROM THE KEY: 3. Tomorrow, Bob and Jemma will be playing the grammar game against the computer. 4. Bob was climbing his verb hill yesterday. 5. Jemma had run her time fields before.

Exercise 46. We merge features, visualize, and think about Expression.


Answer A.
Before the merger
Does Bob play the grammar computer game?
{ON}, the Present Simple

Answer B.
After the merger
Is Bob playing the grammar computer game?
{IN}, the Present Progressive

EXAMPLES FROM THE KEY: 1. Tomorrow, will Bob and Jemma have been building a virtual environment together to two days? 2. Bob has not trodden all the grammar paths yet. 7. Will they not begin with the head nouns challenge?

Exercise 47. We may now practice deciding {ON} our cognitive extents, completing the language structures and symbolic cues. Not everyone fancies speaking about feeling and thought: we can work as in the Mind Practice.

Example: I love …

Answer: I love language.

1. I hate…
2. I thought that… was…
3. I remembered… then.
4. I considered… important.
5. I want

6. I hated… when a kid.
7. I think that… is…
8. I remember
9. I consider… important.
10. I wanted… when a kid.

Exercise 48. It is natural to follow what is good for us. Accordingly, let us “trade” language features. We merge the features, wording, and symbolics, working as in the ■→MIND PRACTICE.

Example: I love…

Answer: I have (always) loved language.

1. I think (about) …

3. I like…

5. I always cared…

7. I feel (always, that)

9. I learned…

2. I concluded…

4. I keep…

6. I thought… (about)

8. I was thinking (about)

10. … means a lot to me.

Exercise 49. To practice our linguistic gravitation, we can close the time frame when we are {ON} a cognitive ground. Where the task does not have mapping cues, there are no features to merge. We can stay with the Affirmative and our Mind Practice.

Example 1: have breakfast
EVERY DAY, 8:00 ― 10:00 A.M.
NOW: 18:00

Answer: I had breakfast.

Example 2: have breakfast
EVERY DAY, 8:00 ― 8:30 A.M.
TIME NOW: 8:15 A.M.

Answer: I‘ve been having breakfast.

1. work
MO – FRI, 9:00 – 17:00
Monday, 10:00 A.M.

3. read
EVERY DAY, 22:00 – 24:00
NOW: 23:00

2. work
MO – FRI, 9:00 – 17:00
Saturday, after 19:00

4. read
EVERY DAY, 22:00 – 24:00
NOW: 00:15

5. go to the gym
TUESDAY, 19:00 – 20:00
Wednesday, after 21:15

Exercise 50. Let us practice earthling proper egoism: we ignore the cue that would not be properly egoistic and gravitational in context.

Example: The lightning bug (cherish) her cherry umbrella.
Answer: The lightning bug has cherished her cherry umbrella.

1. The sun (be) westbound; grasshoppers (go) stridulate as to astound, calling the dinner time.

2. The east wind (recognize) the sound and (carry) it all around, for the meeting ground.

3. The bumblebee (wish) for the whole meal opportunity since Friday last.

4. The katydid (want) a new aureate bib, to match his figured bib of old.

5. The tiger moth (agree) the lady bug (need) to give a brief, on her scrumptious nectar recipes.

6. The curculio (appreciate) acorns and foliage, when habitués flew in first.

7. The butterfly (kiss) the bee in the midst of her phiz, when he (see) the golden grit.

8. The oaken abode (belong) with the gustation college of forest creature and mind.

9. Glow worms (respect) in varicolor, clasp and umbrella flexing the shine.

10. Crickets (recall) butternuts falling, with friends and colleagues, all eventide.


Spring Flowing Colors

Exercise 51. Real time allows combined time reference. We can talk about events of TODAY using PAST or FUTURE verbs forms as well, the way we view the time and day.
We stay with planet Earth: we remain {ON} cognitive extents for hearts and minds, ignoring any cues.

TODAY, PRESENT; he, know the answer

{ON} He knows the answer.
(We ignore the dot, the Progressive symbolics.)

PAST; she, believe it

PRESENT; she, work

PAST; they, see each other

FUTURE; he, live here for ten years

PAST; she, speak with them

PAST; he, write for an hour

FUTURE; you, work here for five years

PAST; we, hike in the mountains

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PRESENT; she, exercise for an hour already

FUTURE; he, watch television, at this hour

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Exercise 52. ■→SAMSON THE AGONIST is a story about a hero who had magic hair that gave him power. Naturally, we do not have to believe everything we read, online either. Stories are to help integrate skill.

As in ■→EXERCISE 42, we keep grammar against even unusual wording. As in ■→EXERCISE 44, we first place the story in the grammatical PAST, and then take it into the PRESENT. We have only part the cues, and we mind the Expression, the Affirmative, Negative, and Interrogative. The story tells “observations as by a grain of sand”.

Example: The grain of sand, with its power to stay on the shore and in the sea, 1. (think) about a proper measure for own composition.

Answer: The grain of sand, with its power to stay on the shore and in the sea, was thinking about a proper measure for own composition.

A. Length N 2. (seem) to give granularity the right proportion. A modicum N 3. (be) the argument to the grain of sand: it 4. (bring) to mind limitation rather than weight.

B. The grain of sand 5. (think) about wisdom. What wisdom 6. (be) ?

C. It 7. (may be) a grain of wit and manhood well resolved, but the grain of sand N 8. (consider) going into a drama like that of Samson the Agonist really necessary.

D. The grain usually 9. (rest) close to the shoreline, not as much by own will entirely, as by the way of life it 10. (practice) since its earliest years.

E. Owing to this lifestyle, it 11. (decide) to devote part its time to necessities of cognition.

F. Thinking about own format as a potentiality by another, it 12. (deliberate) whether it 13. (be), as a grain of sand, a fruit of ability or mere industriousness.

G. It 14. (can be) up to itself to conclude on own structuring. For that chance, it 15. (spend) half an hour in the morning and half an hour in the evening, to ponder on composite phenomena strictly.

H. It 16. (do) its daily dose of reckoning for about fifteen minutes, when a westerly 17.  (arrive) to the shore. Its habitual way, the wind 18. (make) a little eddy on the shoreside.

I. The grain of sand 19. (think) if that 20. (be) wise.

Obviously, wits cannot be something we grow on our heads. Let us now put the story into the grammatical PRESENT.

Answer: The grain of sand, with its power to stay on the shore and in the sea, is thinking about a proper measure for own composition.

Modal verbs may challenge our logic. Feel welcome to ■→CHAPTER 9.

■→This text is also available in Polish.


Book format in preparation.

In the first part of the language journey, feel welcome to consider a picture for
■ the grammatical Past, Present, and Future;
■ the Simple, Progressive, and Perfect;
■ infinitive, auxiliary, and head verb forms;
■ the Affirmative, Interrogative, Negative, and Negative Interrogative;
■ irregular verbs and vowel patterns: high and low, back and front.
Third edition, 2022.

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