English is English
- There are variations of English around Great Britain and around the world – but the essence of the language is the same.
- An Australian can be understood in London, New York or Durban
But it is absolutely essential to remember that:
It is not French, Italian, Chinese, Swahili, Spanish, Russian or any other language.
You cannot expect that one verb form (tense) in the English language will be the exact equivalent of a verb form in your own language.
Or that one translation of an English word will be the same translation in all situations.
English verb forms are relatively easy to form but sometimes it is difficult to know when to use one form or another. It is important to get to know the basics of English Grammar but please do not get obsessed with grammar. The most important part of learning a language is the practical day to day understanding and communicating in English
Beware of having a non-native English teacher, they could possibly make the same wrong assumptions about the use of language as you!
But not all native English people will know why they use one verb form or another ……… but they will usually use grammar correctly and will know when you use the wrong form.
Receiving a good model of English is very important.
Try looking at this article Is Grammar Important .. ? to see another viewpoint on the importance of English grammar