This unit is divided into two lessons.
Lesson 1 concentrates on the English time adverbials Time adverbials describe when an action happens, how often it happens and how long. Hence, we can say that English time adverbials belong to three categories: Time adverbials of time, frequency and duration. This lesson has been divided into seven subsections. The first subsection deals with adverbials in general, the second subsection looks at time adverbials, contrasts specific and non-specific, and looks at their position in the sentence. The third section deals with present time adverbials, section four talks about time adverbials used with the English perfect tenses. Section five is dedicated to past time adverbials, whereas section six to future time adverbials. Section seven focuses on adverbials of necessary time, whilst the last section on adverbials of existence between the past, present and past situations.
The focus in lesson 2 is on ways of expressing futurity in the English language and the English perfect tenses. The English language does not have future tense to express future time, but rather forms of talking about the future (modal verb will/shall+infinitive), which in pedagogical grammar are called future tenses, other tenses, such as the present simple tense or the present progressive tense, or other forms like: be going to, be to, be about to, be due to, be on the point of, be on the verge of, etc.
|Grammar Principles III
|AUT SEM 2023
Course Instructor: Danny
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