Some questions discussed in this book
Do all uses of the present simple —those referring to Now
it wasn’t me)
(Wood Boats on water) —
important in common?
I lived there for 30 years
I was living there for 30 years
both possible, correct English?
Is there a future tense in English?
Is it possible to use
with reference to past time?
Is there a general, easy-to-understand difference between
in modem English?
Is it possible to use the past simple with reference to the present?
Is the present perfect used for actions in the “recent” past?
Is the auxiliary verb (do) an irregularity in English?
the conditional in English?
Does every passive sentence have a natural active equivalent?
Is the central structure and meaning of the English verb relatively
simple and very regular? Fes
All of these and many other similar questions are asked andanswered in this book. So, too, are many questions about teachingthe English verb.
Is grammar an important part of language teaching?
Do simplified grammar rules help?
Is grammar difficult?
Is grammar hard work or fun?
Should teachers explain more or less?