Holistic Grammar – Part 4

TASK 3: MODAL VERBS What are the modal verbs?: PRESENT PAST Can Could Shall Should Will Would May Might Must MODALS INTRODUCE THE JUDGEMENT OF THE SPEAKER. If we are describing a situation, we do not use a modal; if we are describing the speakers attitude/judgement of a situation, we use a modal or adverb…

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HOLISTIC GRAMMAR – part 3

TASK 2: ASPECT If the present tense refers to a what the speaker sees as current reality, and the past tense refers to remote situations, the aspects help us express how we see the relationship between the verb and its context: What does the PERFECT express? Have you ever been to Canada? I’m hungry –…

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