6.3. EXERCISES: THE ASPECT AND THE TIME FRAME

PICTURE: CAMILLE PISSARRO, BOULEVARD MONTMARTRE, MORNING, CLOUDY WEATHER

Mind practice for the Aspect and the time frame.
2. The skylark found nothing to outbid the bit of cosmos with a squid.
8. The spotted redshank bachelorette did reset her buret for the bouncing bet. More→
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6.2. GRAMMAR COGNITIVE GROUND

Isolated word form, whether auditory or visual, is not enough to convey language information. We can work our time frames only in context.

5.3. PRACTICE: REAL SYNTAX AND MORE WORDS

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→.

5.2. PRACTICE: SYMBOLIC CUES AND REAL SYNTAX

Our brains can work with verbal paths as well as visualization. It does not mean we have to stay with the words or visuals, especially forever. These are just to help. Importantly, without knowing where we are about faculties, activities, or states, we could be only repeating formulas after other people.

CHAPTER 5. LET US MAKE OWN PATHS ABOUT TIME

The Affirmative, Interrogative, Negative, and Negative Interrogative, for the Simple, Progressive, and Perfect Aspects.

4.2. LANGUAGE MAP PRACTICE

Written or spoken texts do not determine our inner language. We can learn to focus on the Aspect, gather our verb forms from elements, as well as take language tasks "at the drop of the hat", when our inner language integrates the essentials.

3.4. PRACTICE FOR THE CHARACTER AND TIME

We practice Aspect names and patterns, with personal pronouns, and for grammatical Time.

3.3. THE BIG CHART FOR THREE PERSONS AND PATHS

We need to make own syntax independently. It is not going to work, if we try to repeat it from memory. We can acquire grammatical patterns, if we focus on the language form strictly. We use virtual words for that.

3.2. THE PERSON ‘YOU’

It is naturally easy, in a standard conversation, to tell if we speak with one or more persons. The pronoun you yet has the same shape, for one person as well as quite a few people. We can try some language psychology.

3.1. THE FIELDS AND THE RIVER OF TIME

We recognize Aspect patterns for the Simple, Progressive, and Perfect, from uses for the PRESENT, PAST, and FUTURE. In simple words, we draw conclusions on the River of Time running through the Fields of Time.