Modal verbs or “Unreal Past”? We put the Simple against the Perfect and then versus the Progressive, to make out the Perfect Progressive and the time frame. With time frames, “unreal” grammar becomes easy.
Select lines from poetry by Emily Dickinson and Carl Sandburg are Part Four material for syntax, style, and nodal grammatical time.
The world may never have seen her original handwriting, if her skill was taken for supernatural. Feel welcome to Poems by Emily Dickinson prepared for print by Teresa Pelka: thematic stanzas, notes on the Greek and Latin inspiration, the correlative with Webster 1828, and the Aristotelian motif, Things perpetual — these are not in time, but in eternity.