Where am I?

Posted by on September 14, 2010

This article (featured in last week’s Language and words in the news) and the comments it generated interested me firstly because muddling up these two tenses was considered the height of bad grammar when I was at school, but also thinking about English language students trying to write texts with multiple changes of tense. Keeping track of where you should be – present, simple past, present perfect, past perfect – can be a real challenge at times, even for native speakers, so what do you think is the best strategy for not getting lost?

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