Posts Tagged ‘present tense’

present imperfect

Thursday, November 22nd, 2012

LOTS of people wrote and called to tell me how wrong I am about the present tense. Here’s my response to your responses:
1. I do not wish to eliminate the present tense.
2. Stories and novels written in the present tense can be stunningly beautiful and original.
3. It takes a lot of skill [...]

present complicated

Tuesday, November 20th, 2012

Let’s skim over the fact that I haven’t posted anything here for yonks, and talk about present tense instead. I am so over my love affair with the present simple. I really wish everyone else would get over theirs, too.
I know why people like writing in present simple so much – it’s because it [...]