Yes, that's what it's for, but what about the question?Originally Posted by MarylinWe have to be practical and really consider what we say and what can say when telling ESL students what they can say and cannot say. [/color]
Well, of course. I wouldn't ask ESL students to comply with "my new rules". I haven't made any. It's just a plain observation on my part. Whether I like it or not, this new form of since and agois out there big time and has gained in popularity lately.
I don't know where it originates from but, regardless of its awkwardness, I can see some logic behind it.
That's an interesting point. It calls to mind a question: Does grammar account for everything that may or may not be said?
Isn't that what grammar is for?