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 EnglishHave 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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the english tenses practical grammar guide Reviews
English has been the first foreign language I have learned and now I'm an English teacher, so I always find interesting and useful reading books about the different aspects of the English language.
i need to read this book please!
Just like his book Word Order in English Sentences, Phil Willaims created another helpful reference book concerning the English language. As in my review of his other book, this book would best serve stronger intermediate and advanced English learners or ESL and EFL teachers who are still a bit new to the field. Also, if the book was translated to the native language of the student, it could be a good resource for beginner and lower intermediate students.I would have to say the best part of the book would be comparisons between different tenses that somewhat similar and can be confusing when to use them. Some of the explanations could help a more advance student understand certain nuances in the English language. While reading this book, the author enlightened me with some explanations of when we use certain grammatical tenses that I subconsciously knew, but never thought about explaining to someone.For the most part, the organization of the book was quite fair. The first section focused purely on the word order of each tense and the second part focused on the meaning. Maybe this is a better way to organize the information, but it seemed a bit repetitive when similar word order charts appeared in the section concerning the meaning of the different tenses.To reiterate, this book would be nice to keep on your desk as a quick reference book when you have to explain or prepare a lesson concerning a certain tense in the English language. As a teacher, you would need to dive deeper into other grammar or textbooks to get more details and exercises for the students to use for practice. With that being said, this book is a great starting point when lesson planning. I will definitely keep it on hand as a helpful resource.
I won a copy of the book from Goodreads First Reads program.I have always thought that my grammar education was lacking as a native English speaker. Tenses were confusing when we started conjugating verbs in high school Spanish. With that in mind I entered this giveaway. The target audience for this book is ESL students i.e. not me! I feel like the tenses could have been explained in more detail for someone like me wanting to understand a present perfect continuous for its own sake, but that if I was a non native speaker trying to actually figure out how to use such crazy irregular verbs as the English language has to offer with some sort of pattern it would be great.