Aspects of the Verb: Invisible Movement
The directress writes a command which requires no visible movement, e.g. think of a story.
- The child reads the command and executes it.
- It seems that nothing is happening.
- There is no movement.
- "What were you doing?" "I was thinking of a story".
- What did you do when I asked what you were doing? I answered you.
- You have performed two actions: thinking, which showed no movement and answering a question, which was an action we could see and hear.
- When you were thinking all of the action was going on inside, in your brain; it was an internal action. When you read silently, your mind is very active even though your body doesn't have to move.
Control Of Error
Points Of Interest
- To understand the verb can indicate internal or unseen movement or activity.