Meaning and the English Verb
This well-established standard textbook deals with areas of the English language which are well-known `trouble spots' for the foreign learner: tense, progressive and perfect aspects, mood and the modal auxiliaries.
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Simple Present and Past Tenses
The Expression of Past Time
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activity adverbial already arrived back-shift better chapter Class clause combine common Compare construction context contrast definite described difference difficult direct distinction duration effect element English English Studies equivalent event examples exceptions expect expression fact factual feel further future give going habitual hand happening hear hypothetical illustrated implies important indefinite past indicates indirect speech Infinitive instantaneous intention interpretation involve language leave less limited Linguistics live logical look meaning modal auxiliary necessity negative normally noted o'clock obligation occur Past Perfect Past Tense Perfect Progressive period permission person polite possibility prediction Present Perfect Present Progressive Present Tense Progressive Aspect question rare reference relation reported requirement result rule seen sense sentence similar Simple Past Simple Present someone sometimes speaker statements Subjunctive suggests tell temporary theoretical tomorrow usage usually verbs volitional wish
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