I was asked
how I explain the inflection of the verb 'study' from one of the professionals of English in Tadoku group.
present form : study
present form : studies
past tense : studied
ing form : studying
I knew these inflections and am using them correctly, maybe.
BUT! I've not realized that the letter 'y' is deleted to make present form for the third person, and it's not deleted to make -ing form.
I work 15 days a year as a teacher, but I felt like I'm cheating my students.
I'd better stick to being an adviser to my students and not to teach anything about English.
The more you study English, the more you realize you know nothing about it.
I have a looong way to go, and I'm thrilled to be able to go such a way with many
wonderful people gathering around Kodomo-shiki and Mr. Sakai.