Episode 32 - Schrödinger’s Adjective and Three Other Pieces of Grammar Philosophy

Why is the past tense not the past tense?

Why are "done," "swum" and "gone" just adjectives dressing up as verbs so they can get into a "verbs only" party?

How do you hide yourself in a sentence that isn't about you?

And did you know that the future doesn't exist in English, and we have no way of expressing the future?

Let's take a look at the world of philosophical grammar and discover imposters, impossibilities and Schrödinger's adjective, whatever that is ...

... or isn't.


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