About Book

About Book

  • General Meaning of apparently different uses
  • A new word-class system
  • Clause pattern explained as S-P-O-C-A
  • The P-element (Predicator) shown either as verb or as operative be
  • A More comprehensive and systematic clause pattern scheme
  • Rules of transformation with far fewer exceptions
  • A reinterpretation of the meanings and uses of the two English tenses
  • Interpretation of the perfect only as past tense substitute
  • Myths around the predicator exploded
  • WHY of the uses rather than merely stating the uses
  • Based on new finding in applied linguistics and the author's own research
  • Sparing learners of pedantic grammatical explanations
  • Grammatical items explained through jokes and stories
  • Progression from core to peripherals


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