We can envision our grammar journey as traveling in an abstract dimension. However, we can think about the Cartesian coordinates, just as in our natural, three-dimensional realities.
The Affirmative, Interrogative, Negative, and Negative Interrogative, for the Simple, Progressive, and Perfect Aspects.
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.
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 practice Aspect names and patterns, with personal pronouns, and for grammatical Time.
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.
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.
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.
We have a look at the verbs to be and to have, in language patterns for the PRESENT, PAST, and FUTURE. In simple words, we make observations on the River of Time running through the Fields of Time.