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Hello!
I have read an old grammar book, the title is "24 verb patterns". Now I cannot find the book in the book stores, maybe they don't publish that book any more. Do you know the similar book.
Thanks.
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I'd certainly be interested to know what the 24 patterns are. I've been working on this.

It's difficuct to define some patterns and I have found a Venn diagram a good way to categorise them. I can only count 17 basic patterns.

You can see this on my website:

www,geocities.com/endipatterson/Catenative.html
Sorry, the website should read:
www.geocities.com/endipatterson/Catenative.html
I appear to have put a comma after "www".
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I believe the 24 verb patterns being referred to are:

present (see); present perfect (has seen); present progressive (is seeing);
present perfect progressive (has been seeing);

past (saw); past perfect (had seen); past progressive (was seeing);
past perfect progressive (had been seeing);

future (will see); future perfect (will have seen); future progressive (will be seeing);
future perfect progressive (will have been seeing);
and then a passive version of each one of those

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