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758513 Travis : You'll like it, let it grow on you like you said to me about PB
758514 Jugador : I wonder what's going on with Glass, I haven't heard from him in a few weeks..
758515 Jugador : I'll have to drop him a whatsapp
758516 Jugador : He's obviously not back at work yet
758517 Travis : Yeah, sounds serious
758518 Travis : Or maybe he's banging the boss again lol
758519 Travis : You must missed Maudlin
758520 Travis : urine yellow font again
758521 Travis : This is strange even for this hour to just have you and I here
758522 Travis : no Bob, no Ana, no Zara
758523 Travis : not even Lynx
758524 Anne Boleyn : Hi travis, did you miss me?
758525 Travis : of course lol
758526 Travis : Jugs has left it seems and Bob is mum
758527 Anne Boleyn : Travis, "You must missed Maudlin", is this sentence correct?
758529 Anne Boleyn : I have never seen a modal verb with a participle
758530 Anne Boleyn : only perfect modals
758531 Travis : Just, my bad
758532 Anne Boleyn : oh ok
758533 Travis : I didn't even notice it until you mentioned it
758534 Anne Boleyn : every time I see something not grammatically accurate in English I go bananas
758535 Travis : as well you should Your Majesty
758536 Travis : you're striving for perfection, remember?
758537 Anne Boleyn : but it is just because I think there's something I haven't learned
758538 Anne Boleyn : or something I don't know
758539 Travis : I understand, rest easy
758540 Anne Boleyn : My students hate modal verbs
758541 Anne Boleyn : I used to hate them but now I enjoy them
758542 Travis : I'm not even sure what they are
758543 Anne Boleyn : well, must, should, can, may, might
758544 Anne Boleyn : these are modals
758545 Travis : I haven't studied English grammar in many a moon
758546 Travis : hmm ok
758547 bob : what is a modal verb?
758548 Travis : I'm glad you're enjoying them
758549 Anne Boleyn : Yeah it's curious, they way we learn your grammar
758550 Travis : exactly Bob lol she just said it
758551 Travis : they way? lol jk
758552 Anne Boleyn : modal verbs are verbs we use together with other verbs to point probability, necessity, advice, lack of necessity
758553 Anne Boleyn : the sorry
758555 Travis : simple typo
758556 bob : i have never studied english
758557 Anne Boleyn : for example, Must and have to are obligation modals
758558 Travis : You did to some extent as a youngster, Bob
758559 Anne Boleyn : then don't have to is a lack of necessity modal and mustn't a prohibition modal
758560 Travis : Didn't you have to do sentence trees, breaking down words as object, subject, prepostions, verbs etc?
758561 bob : we never covered modal verbs
758562 Anne Boleyn : this is the way we teach English in Spain, well all over the world I guess. If you google modal verbs chart, you will get a complete chart
758563 Anne Boleyn : that's syntax
758564 Travis : The hungry dog ate the meal all of a sudden
758565 Anne Boleyn : we do it in Spanish and I like using it to teach English too. I think it's easier to explain the passive voice in English if you understand the concept in your L1
758566 Travis : Break that down lol
758567 bob : i speak it without thinking about each part
758568 Anne Boleyn : so do I
758569 Travis : Of course, Bob..and we should be learning Spanish the same way
758570 bob : i have learnt more about the structure of language since i started spanish
758571 Anne Boleyn : Spanish syntax is so difficult
758572 Travis : but all of the names of things just bogs me down, call me lazy
758573 bob : like i now know i hate the subjuctive
758574 Travis : we all do Bob
758575 Anne Boleyn : to get into the University you must pass a Spanish linguistics exam and the syntax part was so difficult
758576 Anne Boleyn : they've changed it for the next year
758577 Travis : and we use subjunctive in English, too, just not as often
758578 Anne Boleyn : sure, you do it with modals
758579 bob : even out TV news readers cant speak gramatically here
758580 Anne Boleyn : I would wait for you if...
758581 Travis : See?
758582 bob : english has very little subjuntive......
758583 bob : if i were you i would...
758584 Anne Boleyn : I find so interesting the way you don't know your own grammar rules
758585 Travis : So, Bob, looks like your joined the everly-increasing racist list of Chuy, congrats
758586 Anne Boleyn : You just use your language in a natural way
758587 Travis : trial and error, Anne lol
758589 Anne Boleyn : for me, the most difficult thing to explain in English is the causative
758590 Anne Boleyn : I bet you don't know what a causative is: it's the "get something done" structure
758591 Travis : contractions aren't a problem?
758592 Travis : You're correct, I haven't a clue
758593 Anne Boleyn : well, only the "d" as in had or would
758594 bob : i dont care what chuy thinks
758595 Travis : like she'd?
758596 Anne Boleyn : or the s, as has or is or the saxon genitive but my students don't usually use contractions in their writing
758597 Anne Boleyn : yes, Travis
758598 Travis : Either do I, Bob, but you always greet him
758599 Travis : I never understood that, knowing how he is
758600 Anne Boleyn : well, it is also true that most of my students are A2 students, some of them B1
758601 bob : i like to wind him up
758602 Travis : lol OK
758603 Travis : it's easy to do, his virtue signaling is always on display
758604 Travis : saxon genitive?
758605 Travis : OK, Anne, slow down
758606 Anne Boleyn : Anne's crown
758607 Anne Boleyn : that's saxon genitive
758608 Travis : I think your tiara is beginning to pinch the nerves on your skull
758609 Travis : hmm ok, tmi lol
758611 Anne Boleyn : genitive means possesion, let's say
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