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ERIC Number: EJ286741
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1983
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When Backshift Backfires, What's Happening Backstage?
Matthews, Richard
ELT Journal, v37 n4 p349-51 Oct 1983
A solution is proposed to the traditional, unexplained use of optional backshifting in teaching past tenses of English verbs. The solution is based on correct and explicit formulation of the past tense examples used, so that optional backshifting would be unnecessary and inappropriate. (MSE)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Journal Articles
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Audience: Practitioners
Language: English
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