The English Tenses Practical Grammar Guide

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9781500140014: The English Tenses Practical Grammar Guide

Have you ever asked yourself why an English speaker can use two tenses to mean the same thing? Or questioned why one sentence that fits the general rules can be seen as incorrect - and another that seems to break the rules is acceptable?  Find your answers in this book. 

comprehensive guide to the grammatical forms, rules and usage patterns of all 12 aspects of the English language, The English Tenses: Practical Grammar Guide is ideal as either an accompaniment to core texts or as a full self-study guide. For English learners of an intermediate level and above, this book introduces the reader to flexible uses of the English tenses, with simple, easy-to-follow explanations and colourful examples. 

This guide explains the theory behind the grammar of the different aspects of English, as well as the many ways native English speakers adapt the rules. It covers simple, continuous, perfect and perfect continuous forms in the past, present and future, explaining their uses for showing time, emphasis and other purposes. Also covered are the specific applications of bare infinitives, participles and time clauses. 

Phil Williams, tutor and author of the website "English Lessons Brighton", takes the reader from the past, to present to future, in a friendly, readable style - carefully comparing the tenses along the way. The book offers valuable advice to guide students towards more natural, and fluent, use of advanced English language. It highlights confusing areas in grammar, and compares individual tenses directly, to show how the rules are applied and can sometimes change.

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This self-study reference of the 12 aspects of the English language explores grammatical form, rules, patterns and everyday use. Essential reading for English learners of an intermediate level and above, The English Tenses introduces the reader to flexible and detailed uses of time-based structures, with simple, easy-to-follow explanations and colourful examples.

Get ready to understand how the English tenses should be used in theory, and the many ways native English speakers adapt them. Simple, continuous, perfect and perfect continuous forms, in the past, present and future, are all explained, to show time, to add emphasis and for other curious purposes. 

Contained within is valuable advice to guide students towards more natural, and fluent, use of English - highlighting confusing areas in grammar, and comparing the tenses directly, to show how the rules are applied and can sometimes change.

About the Author:

PHIL WILLIAMS is an English teacher and writer who has been teaching English as a foreign language, both in schools and privately, since 2007. He has an MA in History from the University of Nottingham, a TESOL certificate and a Trinity IBET (for teaching Business English); he has taught both in the UK and abroad, and worked as a freelance writer and within a mobile phone application startup for diverse communities. He has been able to combine this background with his lifelong interest in creative writing to create a book that is both instructional and engaging to read. 

Find out more at: englishlessonsbrighton.co.uk

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