- At the same time as the issue; where are they? who else is there? what is happening?
- At the same time in another place; where are they? who was there? what is happening?
- What is or was possible?
- What is or was probable?
- Power, will and opportunity
- Who is interested?
- What is the best choice?
The concerns of Grammar are people, places, things and times- the study of events.
Rhetoric is the self aware inclusion of the student in circumstance, a relationship with the past that informs the present and indicates the future.
“The past is the present unrolled for inspection, the present is the past gathered for action.” -Will Durant