In the following four short videos I attempt to sketch out what grammar is, and how it is variously perceived. I then present the broad elements of phrase structure, and then explore the verb phrase in depth, discussing along the way tense and its shaky relationship to time, aspect, mood, and voice.
A second theme running through the videos is how some of these concepts may be misunderstood, misrepresented and mistreated, especially within published courseware and in orthodox advice to trainee teachers during their initial training.
Total run-time is just over half an hour. I hope you find these videos clear and useful; I’d welcome comments and discussion so please leave a reply.