Abbreviated verb forms are really much in use in American English. It is important to learn telling and using them. For irregular verbs, we have appendixes with high and low, or back and front vowel patterns. We take the exercises in our minds, as in our Mind practice. More→.
We cannot expect a rule of grammar for every occasion. In context, cognitive variables can prove very helpful. More→
We can visualize the Simple Aspect as the one to tell what there is on the cognitive map, the Progessive as the one to deal with matters in progress, and the Perfect as the one to express what may happen to a moment in time. The three words — on, in, and to — do not require additional rules and work excellent in real time. More→
We may happen to hear or even say that someone is not thinking. This is yet only a saying, something nobody can mean literally. In reality, a live human being cannot “stop” his or her mind even for a minute. More→
In simple words, we put verbs in the Fields of Time. Learning a language always requires thinking, but it does not require difficulty. More→
We cannot touch time. We cannot see or hear time. Clocks can show the time only as we set it, and grammatical time is not the same thing as the hour. How can we learn the grammatical time, then? To an extent, we may think about time together with place. More→