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
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
Our Fields of Time remain valid throughout our grammar journey. As in life, we refer thought to the PAST, PRESENT, or FUTURE, whether we are abstract, humorous, or talk Modal verbs. ■→More
Modal verbs do not really state on the Time and Aspect. They mediate between the two and behave very different from regular verbs for that. ■→More
We do not have language only to talk with people. We use it to read, write, and think as well. It is important that we try to represent feelings and thoughts in language. We may think about time and change. ■→More
The Perfect Progressive is a merger of the Perfect and the Progressive. We have room for the head verb in the merged part of the Progressive pattern. Simple or Progressive, Perfect tenses have an open time frame. ■→More
There are many grammar books to tell about “stative” or “static verbs”; that we should never use them with the Progressive; that phrases as "I am loving you" or "I am hating you" are incorrect. In fact, such phrases do occur also in educated styles, and more, without the brain and mind, the heart is just a muscle. ■→More
We use time frames and symbolic cues, to work as in the Mind practice for the difference between the Simple and the Perfect. ■→More
4. After some study of a number of ideas on the cosmos, she (picture) the humanity as an odd kind of fish in a series of still larger fish tanks. Early in the series, there (be) N any point to try bringing another fish tank to imagination. It (require) adding more fish tanks. ■→More
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 bewailed and reset her buret for the bouncing bet. ■→More
Madame Règle is not a systematic person at all. The only regularity about her would be a small book she always carries fastened to her bag with a scarf or, actually, a variety of scarves of many colors and textures. The book is not the same book every day, and the choice of the scarf sure depends on some totally unpredictable factor, just as the exact time for lunch, for which you might want to assume the broad time frame of about sixty minutes to commence or not to happen altogether. ■→More
We people can share novelty, as well as speak without looking to the hour. We may resort to natural Earth and think gravitation. to choose on the grammatical time frame. ■→More
There are no universal principles for choosing between the Present Perfect and the Past Simple. We may learn many classic rules, and yet we are always going to need own resolves in context. An idea as a grammatical time frame can prove very helpful. ■→More