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Grammar and Writing
« on: February 13, 2018, 02:59:37 PM »
Specific grammatical structures (e.g. the simple present verb tense) often characterize certain types of writing. For example, the simple present is frequently used in factual, expository writing (If you Google "interesting facts about _____," most of the verbs will be in simple present). Understanding these specific usages is at the crux of learners mastering verb tenses and using them effectively. You could do a number of things with this idea. You could do an inductive, discovery activity where students Google "interesting _____ facts" and report what verb tenses of the sentences they find. Alternatively, as writing practice, you could have learners choose a topic they are experts in (would work best with educated adults) and write facts using the appropriate verb tense (simple present).