The English Tenses Practical Grammar Guide

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“This book was easy for my brain to digest, I was able to follow along and the author kept things very simple. I enjoy feeling smarter after reading a book, mission accomplished!” – Erik, Amazon review

The English Tenses Practical Grammar Guide is the result of my teaching work, aimed at helping foreign learners develop a better, and more complete, understanding of the English language. It is a grammar guide with a difference, as it introduces flexibility and advanced considerations of the rules to a fundamental area of English that is often over-simplified.

Available in print and eBook format, I’m sure it has a lot to teach English speakers as well as students of the language, and teachers. Only through really understanding the rules of language in a deep and functional way, after all, can we adapt them and use them to different purposes.

The blurb from the back of the back:

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.

Check it out here.

What readers say:

” I have yet to find a more approachable, intuitive, practical resource that delivers on its promise of tangible, palpable success.” – Stephen Thergesen, TESOL teacher

“Good information, simply written, concise and easy to follow.” – Betty Yoder, Amazon review

“Phil has given great detail to help one gain a deeper understanding of the English tenses and how to use them properly.” – Pammysue, Amazon review

“Phil Williams may have just released the most realistic approach to aide in understanding the English tenses.” – Meg, Amazon review

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