Mechanical Monday: Stative Verbs

Last week, we were talking about these little guys. SVs describe a state, something that remains static. The wind feels wonderful. I like it, a lot. You could say The wind is feeling wonderful and I am liking it a lot, but it just sounds weird.  The nice thing about...

Mechanical Monday: Progressive/Continuous Tenses

The progressive tenses convey an action that is happening at a particular time—which is a little like the simple tenses, but I think—I think—the difference is the progressive is putting us in that particular moment. So, while the ST says “It will snow tomorrow,” which...

Mechanical Monday: Simple Tense

I always thought there were three tenses: past, present, and future. As usual, when it comes to grammar, I was wrong. There are simple, progressive, perfect, and perfect progressive. Yeah, a lot…and kind of an acrobatic feat to wrap your brain around. Today: The...