english
posted by Sarah .
How might you explain to a new student of English what is happening in such sentences as these?
Terry is in the library.
Terry may be in the library.
Terry might be in the library.
Terry might have been in the library.
Terry could be in the library.
Terry can be in the library.
Terry should be in the library.
Terry will be in the library.

First of all, I'd explain that in English, the name of any language (including English!) has a capital first letter.
Then, I'd go to Dave's ESL Cafe website and go through all the lessons regarding the various tenses of verbs:
http://www.eslcafe.com/grammar.html
What would YOU do?
Respond to this Question
Similar Questions

math
terry shared three pizzas with some friends. terry ate 1/4 of them. how much pizza did terry eat? 
algebra  quadratics
If Terry hiked 0.5km/h faster, he would have taken 1h less to complete a 15 km hike. What was Terry's hiking speed? 
arithmetic
terry shared three pizzas with some friends, terry ate 1/4 of them how much pizza did terry eat 
economics
) The demand curve for haircuts at Terry barnyards Hair Design is P=200.20Q Where Q is the number of cuts per week and P is the price of a haircut. Terry is considered raising her price above the current price of $15. Terry is unwilling … 
managerial
The demand curve for haircuts at Terry Bernard's Hair Design is P=200.20Q where Q is the number of cuts per week and P is the price of a haircut. Terry is condering raising her price above the current price of $15. Terry is unwilling … 
ECON
The demand curve for haircuts at Terry’s Hair Design is P=200.20Q Where Q is the number of cuts per week and P is the price of a haircut. Terry is considering raising her price above the current price of $15.00. Terry is unwilling … 
Drugs n Dosages
Dr. Bartles has written an order for 375 mg of Amoxil for his patient, Jonathan Becker. The medication is to be given every 8 hours. Troubled Terry used the formula method to calculate the amount to administer in teaspoons. Here is … 
Introduction to criminal Justice.
Topic:4th Amendment exception to searches and seizures (Terry v. Ohio) what impact did Terry v. Ohio have on law enforcement officers? 
Language arts help ms sue.
Multiple Choice 1. The marathon runner floundered as a result of (1 point) his exhaustion. his endurance. his enthusiasm. 2. What is happening when Terry’s father’s eyes go away? 
help me with this language arts.
Multiple Choice 1. The marathon runner floundered as a result of (1 point) his exhaustion. his endurance. his enthusiasm. 2. What is happening when Terry’s father’s eyes go away?