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Verbs: Time, Tense and Distance Overview

These presentations give overviews of the idea of distance in English. English verbs are linked to four different kinds of distance. Only one of these is time distance.

Elementary +      time distance

Elementary +      formality and distance

Elementary +      possibility distance

Elementary +      reality distance

Elementary +      event time and utterance time

Elementary +      time phrase

Elementary +      distance summary

intermediate +      reality and time distance in the past

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