You still haven't touched on explaining how you would deal with unreal presents and pasts- regardless of whether you teach tenses or not, and they're not just about time in English, learners should be able to do this to speak well.
This is just wrong- if you are telling them my bike runs when the key is not in it and the engine not running, then this method is positively dangerous for learners.Quote:
If my bike is idle and waiting for a start then I will speak-"My bike runs" here, again the logic of sound is used i.e. when you are speaking about a pause or stop status then the sound must sound like a stop. You can easily find the difference by speaking "My bike runs" & My bike is running" the suffix 'ing' expresses the sound of motion or vibration that comes out of moving.
Now, I put the key in and kick off my bike, its work 'Run' comes into the play status by its engine sound emitting the --ing sound.
I would classify this method as a crackpot theory.
When did you invent the term Language Quotient?
It has actually been used for quite a while for various things.
For one example: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/2433314
Thanks Raymott, I used the term LQ for the first time in 1989 and I had really no idea about it being used by some one else too. I thank you for letting me know the fact.
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