Hi there:

My name is Arlene and I live in Oregon.

I'm not a teacher per se, but I've consented to attempt to teach English to a Korean girl who is staying with a local family to attend high school here. She is pretty sharp and can read and write English pretty well (she's been taught it since third grade in Korea) but speaking it is another story.

Just now I am having trouble explaining why we do not say, "I run to the store" but Instead say, "I will run" or "I am running..." Aside from the "will" or the "ing" when preceding or attached to a verb indicating tense, time, how else can I explain it? Surely there are sites I can go to to read about it? I haven't looked hard enough yet I guess.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.