Aspects of English Grammar
|From:||Peter Bleackley <peter.bleackley@...>|
|Date:||Friday, March 12, 2004, 11:13|
The prescriptivist English Grammar book that my parents had listed four
aspects in English, each of which could occur in any tense.
Simple I do.
Continuous I am doing.
Perfect I have done.
Perfect continuous I have been doing.
However, I normal usage, I find that several other aspects occur, some of
which are restricted as to tense.
I keep doing Habitual
I used to do "Perfect habitual" restricted to past tense.
I am going to Prospective, seems unnatural to use in future tense.
I am about to Maybe a form of incohative, may be difficult to use
in the future tense.
Any thoughts on these?