First, let me apologize.
I am not a niche blogger.
If you came here because I once wrote a funny post,
a running post
or maybe a cooking post
– and you wanted more of that, on a consistent basis, this might not be the place for you!
And, I truly feel badly over this! I’d love to write about running. Or cooking. And heavens knows I’d actually love to be funny! But alas, I’m a storyteller. I spin a good yarn.
But that is neither here nor there – I just felt the need to get that out!
Plus Eye of the Tiger is totally my Power Song and when I saw that e-card, well, it had to be utilized!
But today I want to talk about tense. And this doesn’t fall into any category listed above!
(grammar) a category of the verb or verbal inflections, such as present, past, and future, that expresses the temporal relations between what is reported in a sentence and the time of its utterance
I was talking to a colleague the other day and said “It’s okay, I can say that, my brother was Korean”
He WAS Korean. Like overnight he all of the sudden wasn’t anymore.
I was trying to say that my brother is no longer with us… but he is still Korean, dead or alive – and y’all I have let this twirl and twist around my head for days… I am not sure how to relate that my brother is Korean, but no longer with us, without going into a massively long explanation!
Am I the only one that runs across stuff like this and then freaks when they can’t figure it out? Or, fingers crossed, has someone figured this out for me already?!? Is there an answer? A cheat sheet? Anything? Cause the tense makes me a bit tense!!
Happy Tuesday everyone! 🙂