10.4. MORE WORKOUT FOR REAL-TIME TALK

Grammar resources vary so vastly in guidance on Modal verbs and the Conditional or Unreal Past that we may feel we need a comparison on language forms. ■→More

10.3. WORKOUT FOR REAL-TIME TALK

Bill wrote the book I was looking for was as likely to be obtained as a calligraphic of Vespucci’s originals. 7. And it was the title the Babbitt gave me. It was completely a fairy-tale, Bill even checked with the Freeman’s. ■→More

10.1. THE UNREAL PAST OR CONDITIONAL: REAL TIME

If we allow that language may transfer features, phrases as had read, spoken, eaten etc., might show transfer of the syntactic anchor from the consequent. When auxiliary HAVE closes the time frame, we could say it anchors for reference. ■→More

CHAPTER 10. FORM RELATIVITY GALORE

Let us try linguistic relativity. For theory or guesswork, we can use PRESENT verb forms to refer to the FUTURE; PAST forms let refer to the PRESENT, and ANTECEDENT PAST forms can refer to the PAST. ■→More