realizationDuring my regular tutorial sessions with John, he would sometimes look at me pained and quizzically, so that I knew when I was confusing him. Thinking back over the last ten minutes of this particular meeting, I realized I had showered him with a dozen different technical grammatical terms. Gerund. Modifier. Phoneme. Pluperfect. I was only half sure I had used the correct Latinate term with the corresponding phrase. What was, after all, a word that denoted continuing action? How could I be sure that I was using the imperfect past tense correctly? What was I to do with a sentence that ended with a preposition? I couldn't satisfactorily convince myself that I understood what a preposition was ... or is. And I was quite certain John, who was having trouble selecting the right verb tense, had no clue what I was trying to explain to him.
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