The English Tenses Practical Grammar Guide

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9781500140014: The English Tenses Practical Grammar Guide
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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. A 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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Essential reading for English learners of an intermediate level and above, The English Tenses Practical Grammar Guide introduces the reader to flexible and complex uses of the 12 main time-based structures of English, with simple, easy-to-follow explanations and colourful examples. This self-study reference of the 12 aspects of the English language explores grammatical form, rules, patterns and everyday use. Simple, continuous, perfect and perfect continuous tenses are discussed and demonstrated in the past, present and future, with an in-depth style similar to going through the language with a private tutor. The guide offers valuable advice to guide students towards more natural, and fluent, use of English - showing how the rules are applied and can be adapted. These 12 seemingly simple tenses can take days to learn and a lifetime to master - this book will take students a long way towards understanding how to make the complicated nature of English easier to tackle.

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