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Back to the future-in-the-past (Sequence of Tenses)

 
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Should we have 2 new items in English grammar?
Yes. If it works, why not?
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No. I don't like the idea.
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I don't care
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I don't understand the issue.
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What is Sequence of Tenses?
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granav



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PostPosted: Wed Sep 27, 2017 4:33 am    Post subject: Back to the future-in-the-past (Sequence of Tenses) Reply with quote

Dear Colleagues,

Like many others I had difficulties in teaching Sequence of Tenses(SoT) rules to my students.

To overcome the problem I built a pictorial chart. Switching to pictorial chart helped a lot. However, another problem appeared.

Exploring SoT rules with my pictorial chart I somehow naturally came to a need to add 2 new items to English grammar. Here is the logic

http://i.prntscr.com/RVjfE3T6QgemWTjrAumGQg.png

I understand that Past-in-the-Past looks weird. However, "Back to the Future" also looked weird at the beginning. Now everybody used to it and there are no troubles of any kind.

here is a full chart of what I suggest.
http://www.mediafire.com/file/bju5b2jj1gzq61a/Pictorial_Sequence_of_Tenses.pdf

I would like to know your opinion on it.

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