Erroneous Tense Patterns in the English Used by Telugu People


  • Dr. P. Lakshmi Narasa Dasu Asst. Professor of English, Government Degree College Eluru, West Godavari District Andhra Pradesh, India
  • Dr. Rama Rao Chevula Asst. Professor of English, GITAM (Deemed to be University) Hyderabad, Telangana, India.



ESL, Morphology Syntax, Phonics, Structures.


This research paper attempts to explore certain deviations in the usage of English tenses by some Telugu people who require perfection at grammatical level of wording. By explaining the nature of deviant tense forms which can be treated as errors in teaching and learning pedagogical setting, this paper aims to identify the problematic typical erroneous patterns in their English grammar. Identification of underlying influences and pattern-wise understanding of the consequent deviant forms are very important to design remedial workbooks for specific needs of teaching and learning. Hence some frequent erroneous English tense patterns used by Telugu learners are briefed in this study. This study is assumed to be useful to many people with Telugu background to rectify their usage of ungrammatical English.


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How to Cite

Narasa Dasu, D. P. L. ., & Chevula, D. R. R. . (2020). Erroneous Tense Patterns in the English Used by Telugu People. SMART MOVES JOURNAL IJELLH, 8(12), 95–103.