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  • This is everyday grammar.

  • I'm Alice Bryant.

  • Do you have trouble with English verb tenses?

  • If so, you are not alone.

  • Verb tenses can be difficult toe learn in a foreign language.

  • Different cultures think about time in different ways.

  • Chinese, for example, has no grammatical verb tense.

  • Other languages, like Swahili, have recent and distant past tenses.

  • Over the next several episodes, we will talk about the burp 10th system in English.

  • Verb tenses Tell us how in action relates to the flow of time.

  • The English language divides verbs in tow.

  • Three main tenses present past and future.

  • Those three tenses are each divided into four smaller groups.

  • Simple, progressive, perfect and perfect progressive.

  • There are 12 verb tenses in English, but here is the good news.

  • Most of the time, we Onley use four or five of them to make almost all verb tenses.

  • You have to put a form of the word have be or will in front of the verb.

  • English verb tenses give many details about time and action, such as Is the action finished?

  • And was the action repeated?

  • It can be hard to think about time distinctions that you do not have in your own language.

  • That is why our goal over the next several episodes is to help you understand each verb tense better, and that's everyday grammar.

This is everyday grammar.

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Everyday Grammar: Introducing Verb Tenses

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    林宜悉 posted on 2021/02/22
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