perfect English, Peaches!

Lessons 6 to 10

perfect English, Peaches! is a grammar course written specifically for the submissive crossdresser. The aim of this textbook for sissies is to give the student a greater understanding of the words he uses, thus helping him to avoid the mistakes that so often mar even the simplest pieces of writing. Employing exaggerated examples that are sure to appeal to any man with a weakness for women's things, the course not only encourages higher standards of language, but also emphasises respect for female authority throughout. The intentionally titillating scenarios do not detract from the text's purpose, however, with the misadventures of a submissive male secretary making the material more memorable.

perfect English, Peaches! features themes of lingerie discipline, male chastity and men as secretaries and maids. It should go without saying that, like everything else at brassièred, it is intended for adults only.

Lesson 6: You are a sissy

So far, all the verbs we have considered have described actions, because, as Ms Crusher frequently tells Peaches, he doesn't get paid to sit around doing nothing. Even when she has him stand in the corner with his hands on his head, there are many verbs that he can be the subject of - without moving a muscle, he might nevertheless regret displeasing the woman he works for, fear someone walking into the office and seeing him with his skirt around his ankles, or wonder how much longer he'll have to stare at the wall before his boss tells him to get back to work. If only Ms Crusher hadn't caught him daydreaming!

Some things are true regardless of what Peaches is doing, however. He feels inferior, no matter whether he's desperately trying to meet an impossible target, or merely waiting for his boss to tell him what she wants him to work on next. He might look more or less ridiculous, depending on the clothes he has been instructed to wear, and he might also sound ridiculous if he's pleading to be permitted a brief break to fix his make-up. When used like this, verbs such as “feel”, “look” and “sound” aren't actions, even though they might accompany them, but rather serve to describe their subject, adding detail in the form of a noun or an adjective. Such verbs are called copular verbs, which are also known as linking verbs. A noteworthy example is the verb “be”, which, among its other irregularities, has a different form for the first-person singular as well as the third-person singular:

I am a sissy.
You are a sissy.
He is a sissy.
We are sissies.
They are sissies.

Looking at Peaches standing in the corner, a visitor entering Ms Crusher's office might make the following observations, once she finally stops laughing:

Your secretary is a man!
His panties are pink!

In both cases, a form of the verb “be” tells us more about the subject of the sentence. Peaches is revealed to be a man, whereas his panties are declared to be pink, as contradictory as those two statements are together. It's easy to see how sentences speaking of Ms Crusher's secretary could refer to Peaches differently, and yet still make sense. Similarly, those involving his unmanly underwear lose neither meaning nor shamefulness by the addition of the colour. We can go from “Her secretary stands in the corner. He shows his panties” to “A man stands in the corner. He shows his pink panties” without affecting what is happening - after all, we've merely swapped one noun for another, and added an adjective. Our original sentences use copular verbs to associate one set of words with another. Let's take a look at some other ways these verbs could be used in the office:

Ms Crusher sounds displeased.
The other secretaries fall silent.
The chastity belt looks uncomfortable.
The metal feels cold against the sissy's skin.
Peaches becomes desperate as his boss fastens the lock.
The rubber gag tastes particularly unpleasant.
Ms Crusher seems satisfied for the moment.

There is no object following a copular verb. Instead, there is what is known as a subject complement - a word or phrase that identifies or describes the subject. Where this is a noun or a pronoun, such as “sissy”, it is referred to as a predicate nominative, which can take the place of the subject. If someone seeing Peaches didn't know his name, they might simply call out “Sissy!” to attract his attention, or else speak of him as such behind his back. It shouldn't come as a surprise that when the subject complement is an adjective, it is referred to as a predicate adjective. Of greater grammatical importance, however, is the fact that the subject complement cannot be an adverb, although a copular verb can take an adverb in the usual way:

He feels nervous. (not “He feels nervously”)
He rarely feels confident. (not “He rarely feels confidently”)

To complicate the situation, some verbs can function as either action or linking verbs, depending on how they are used. Consider the difference in meaning between:

Ms Crusher looks angry.
Ms Crusher looks angrily at Peaches.

In the first sentence, the woman storming into the office is on the warpath - a glance in his boss's direction tells Peaches that, it being the sissy who is doing the looking, even though it would be better for him to keep his head down. When Ms Crusher looks angry, “looks” is a copular verb, and it would be possible to use “seems” or “appears” in its place. In the second sentence, however, the businesswoman is the one doing the looking, fixing her secretary in her furious gaze as she demands to know what he thinks he's doing. Because “looks” is an action word, it can be followed or preceded by an adverb, although Peaches might desperately wish for one less likely to result in his discipline. We might replace “looks” with “glares” or “scowls”, depending on the businesswoman's expression. Now consider the following:

Ms Crusher appears suddenly. She appears cross.
“There is a mistake in the minutes!”, she declares angrily.

There's no question about the subject of the first two sentences, with Ms Crusher cutting a formidable figure as she strides towards Peaches' desk. Nor is the suddenly nervous secretary in any doubt about what has upset his superior, because even at a distance, he can see the red pen with which she has circled his typo. Nevertheless, the mistake for which he's about to be spanked is not the subject of the final sentence, any more than the minutes are, with neither occurring before the verb. Although Peaches could rephrase his boss's angry assertion as “the minutes have a mistake in them”, it would be safer for him to silently accept how she uses “there” as a dummy subject - a word that provides grammatical structure, but adds no meaning beyond indicating a state of affairs. “It” can also be used similarly:

It is the misbehaving secretary's second spanking of the day.
There are more mistakes on the next page.
It is pitch black in the stationery cupboard.
There are laughing women outside.
It is midnight, but Peaches is still typing his lines.
There is always some reason for punishment!

Note how the form of “be” agrees with what follows, just as it would be were the sentence to be rearranged to make the “there” or “it” the object, or to remove the word completely - compare with “the paddle is there on the desk” or “even more mistakes are in the sissy's apology”. When speaking casually, “it is” and “there is” are often contracted into “it's” and “there's” respectively, but Ms Crusher would likely take objection to Peaches sheepishly confessing that “there's probably mistakes in my handwritten apology” - not simply because of the incorrect plural, but because, for once, he should be more assertive, taking responsibility for his actions. “I am sorry, Ms Crusher, but I have made mistakes in my apology. It's because you didn't allow me an eraser!” - but there he goes again, attempting to shift the blame! Will he be going straight back to the stationery cupboard, or will he be dropping his skirt for another spanking first?

Peaches is unlikely to use the dummy subject “there” with any verb other than “be”, unless he is driven to composing doggerel as he tries not to disturb anything in the dark. “There stood a secretary clutching his blouse, whose boss ignored his desperate howls. There came the swish of her paddle again, but the sissy had only himself to blame”. Perhaps it is better that no-one can hear him through the locked door! The dummy subject “it”, however, can be used with what are known as impersonal verbs, forming sentences that lack even an implied subject. Consider what purpose “it” serves in the following:

It drizzles and then it rains on the maid as he despondently waits outside.
It feels increasingly chilly as it becomes dark, but the door remains locked.


  1. Read the following account of a sissy shopping for bras. Copy out each sentence, underlining all the copular verbs. For each one, copy out the subject complement on a subsequent line, and state whether it is a predicate nominative or a predicate adjective.

    Peaches feels very nervous as he looks into the lingerie shop.

    Because it is lunchtime, the shop is full of women.

    There are several assistants, but most look busy with other customers.

    The sissy approaches one of them. She becomes impatient as he tries to speak.

    “I am very busty, and my boss says I need a more supportive bra”, he stammers.

    “The bras over there are designed for men like you”, the assistant tells him.

    “It is important that you wear the right bra. There are many benefits!”, she says.

    She seems keen to make a sale, even though her tone is contemptuous.

    The bra looks very pretty, but Peaches knows that it is support that matters.

    The sissy feels embarrassed as he feels the lace, which seems very feminine.

  2. Copy out the previous sentences again, but this time, underline all the dummy subjects. On a separate line, write the dummy subject, the associated copular verb, and any subsequent predicate nominative or predicate adjective.

Exercises for extra credit

  1. In your own words, explain the following terms:

    predicate nominative

    copular verb

    subject complement

    predicate adjective

    impersonal verb

    dummy subject

  2. Using copular verbs, construct sentences that combine nouns or pronouns with nouns or adjectives, describing situations or items relating to sissies.

  3. The word “copular” shares a derivation with “copulate”, both sharing a root in a Latin word that means joining together, whereas the word “dummy” is related to “dumb”, in the sense of someone who cannot speak. Using plenty of copular verbs and dummy subjects, write an account of a sissy who is prevented from either speaking or copulating because of contraptions he cannot remove.

Lesson 7: So many girdles

It's often important to add more detail to nouns, as Peaches would discover to his cost should he confuse his boss's desk for his own. In the case of where he's allowed to sit, there are plenty of ways to tell the two apart, from contrasting adjectives such as “big” and “small” to the possessive adjectives we considered in an earlier lesson. Ms Crusher might even combine the two when reminding her secretary of his inferior position, making him acknowledge how different her huge executive desk is to his cramped space in the corner. So too with what the sissy wears to work, no matter how emasculating it might be for a man to hear his colleagues talking about “his cheap and unfashionable blouse” - perhaps not to his face, but certainly within earshot of his boss.

The woman in charge may have good reasons for not going into such detail herself - after all, details are something to be delegated to a secretary! Having had Peaches show her everything he's wearing, Ms Crusher might browse the pages of a clothing catalogue, merely pointing at garments she expects him to purchase. “This skirt and that blouse, these heels and those stockings”, she might instruct, making her assistant's heart sink as he considers the price of her choices. Ms Crusher need only use a single word before each noun for Peaches to understand exactly what she wants to see him wearing, although his boss might add adjectives to make her instructions even clearer - “This tweed skirt and that silk blouse, these designer heels and those luxury stockings”, she could say, adding as merely an afterthought, “a bra and the matching panties”.

As well as demanding that Peaches spend a lot of money, Ms Crusher employs what are known as determiners - words that are similar to adjectives in that they make nouns more specific. The possessive adjectives with which we can distinguish between his desk and hers are determiners too, sometimes being referred to as possessive determiners. The “this”, “that”, “these” and “those” that Ms Crusher uses when picking out clothes from the catalogue are demonstrative determiners, but they aren't the only determiners that challenge her secretary - both the definite and indefinite articles are determiners too, even though Ms Crusher is less fussy about his lingerie. If she wanted to really make Peaches sweat, there are even more she can use:

Enough shapewear that I never have to see that nasty bulge of yours.
Several girdles and some longline bras should suffice to start with.
Each girdle should have a closed crotch, and every bra must have padded cups.

The determiners that Ms Crusher uses in the above examples are quantifiers, although Peaches may not appreciate the subtleties of grammar as he looks ahead to having to wear such sturdy foundations to work. Regardless of how his boss might make things difficult for him, however, determiners are subject to more restrictions than adjectives - if you join Peaches in considering his new secretarial uniform, you'll see that each of the nouns has only one. Some, but not all, determiners can follow another, but often they need to be separated with “of”. Consider the multiple determiners in the following:

He finds some of those garments.
Most of the other customers ignore him.
The embarrassed man purchases all the lingerie.

Sheepishly approaching a sales assistant, Peaches might use demonstrative determiners as he announces what he hopes to leave with - “this bra and these panties”, albeit followed by a submissive “please!”. Depending on how nervous he is, he might not be able to utter such unmanly nouns, but the woman behind the counter will still understand what he means even if he just says “this and these” - the very same words, now employed as demonstrative pronouns. Similarly, Ms Crusher could simply answer “several” or “enough” when her secretary nervously asks how many sets of lingerie he needs to buy, his boss not caring about how he'll struggle to pay for it all. Although the words are the same in both cases, their grammatical function is different, with these pronouns, like those we considered previously, needing context to make sense:

Only sissies wear those to work.
You need some for the weekend too.
He really hates that!

Either way, Peaches chooses “this” and “these” depending on whether the nouns are singular or plural, reserving “that” and “those” for more distant garments than the ones that he's asking the woman behind the counter to consider. The satin that he'll eventually be wearing under his skirt is a special case, in that panties are plural even when there's only one pair of them, but even that's enough to make a sissy blush in the lingerie store. Conversely, nouns that refer to a group of things - for instance, the gang of girls who entered the shop after Peaches - are singular when speaking of them as a whole:

The group follows the sissy into the lingerie store.

Peaches doesn't need to look anxiously over his shoulder to know that the girls are moving as one, with their excited chatter telling him that they're hot on his heels no matter how far he heads from the entrance. Nouns such as “group” and “gang” are known as collective nouns, and remain singular even when their members are mentioned in the plural, so long as those members act as one. Consider how the verbs in the following sentences remain the same regardless of whether bracketed words are included or removed:

The group (of girls) pursues Peaches into the foundation wear.
The assortment (of bras) (in his hands) confirms their suspicions.
The display (of girdles) collapses at the worst possible moment.

Indefinite pronouns are another class of words that require thought about whether to use a singular or a plural verb. These are, as their name might suggest, pronouns that don't specifically identify what they are referring to. When Peaches hears someone coming up behind him, he doesn't necessarily know whether it's a shop assistant or one of his tormentresses, but he'll keep his head down nevertheless. Perhaps whoever it is has something for him - something that he'll find very shameful, no matter what it might be! Many indefinite pronouns require singular verbs, even those you might think should be plural:

No-one helps Peaches as he frantically reconstructs the display.
Everyone sees the sissy's stocking tops as he bends over.
Someone remarks about the colour of his panties.

Is anyone going to come to the sissy's aid, or will he have to pick up all those girdles by himself? Everything is going wrong for Peaches - everywhere is littered with foundation garments, and everybody is looking and laughing at him! If only he were somewhere else - anywhere else - but there's nowhere he can go, not until the display is back as it was before he knocked it over. To make matters worse, he can't even rely on all indefinite pronouns following the same pattern, as a brief consideration of the growing crowd reveals:

Many smirk, some laugh and others call him names.

In principle, Peaches could count the girdles that he's picking up, although in practice, he may be too distracted by the many garments still waiting for him on the floor. Regardless of whether there's one or a million, the noun “girdle” is said to be countable, meaning that it has both a singular and a plural form - one girdle, two girdles, or in this case, many, many girdles! Singular countable nouns require a determiner, if only the indefinite article - a girdle, that girdle, any girdle - but this is optional for the plural forms. “Look at him having to pick up all those girdles!”, one of the girls might exclaim with delight, even as Peaches is driven to sigh “I hate girdles!” under his breath.

There are lots of other countable nouns in this situation - stockings and girls, for starters. The sweat that threatens to make the sissy's blouse even sheerer as he scrabbles around is not one of them, however, because it does not make sense to say “a sweat” or “two sweats” when referring to the liquid. When Peaches sweats, he is doing so using a verb - something that becomes clearer, but no less embarrassing for him, should we differentiate between noun and verb by using “perspiration” and “perspires” instead. Regardless of whether we use “sweat” or “perspiration” to refer to his uncomfortable wetness, however, we use an uncountable noun. Even though such nouns are usually singular, they generally don't take an indefinite article, but they can be preceded by other determiners. They can refer to abstract concepts such as emotions, as well as substances or materials that can't be divided into separate elements. Let's catch up with Peaches after he's finally made it back to the safety of the office:

Secretarial work requires a lot of effort for very little money.
The money is barely enough for all of the sissy's new clothing.
Satin emphasises a sissy's submission, especially when trimmed with lace.

Some nouns can be either countable or uncountable, depending on how they are used. Ms Crusher might scold Peaches for not making an effort, or scornfully remark that his efforts are inadequate, but neither detracts from the need for effort in everything he does for her. Other nouns are either always countable or always uncountable, such as the money that Peaches needs to spend in order to keep himself in luxury stockings. How foolish the sissy secretary would sound if he said “My boss wants me to spend a money for stocking”, especially to a sales assistant who was already looking at him askance! With satin and lace, he must also remember that such words can be used as adjectives, albeit merely needing to look down his blouse or under his skirt to find suitable examples of that!


  1. Read the following account of a male maid receiving a humiliating reminder of his position. Copy out each sentence, underlining all the determiners. For each one, write it out again with the associated noun, stating in brackets afterwards the grammatical role that it performs (e.g. definite article).

    His mistress has invited some of her friends to help inspect his work.

    “This is my maid”, the woman informs them with undisguised disdain.

    The sissy feels several pairs of eyes examining his impractical clothes.

    “Haven't you finished scrubbing that floor yet?”, the woman asks her servant.

    “And what about these blouses? This simply isn't good enough!”, she snaps.

    He is employed to do all her housework, so everything is his responsibility.

    “You have had enough time! Anyone would think you had been up to something!”

    The group of women stand over him, and several of them add their own thoughts.

    Someone kicks his bucket over, and dirty water goes everywhere!

    “That will teach you!”, the woman laughs cruelly. “Now mop that mess up!”

  2. Copy out the previous sentences again, but this time, underline all the pronouns that take the place of nouns. For each one, write it out again, stating in brackets afterwards the grammatical role that it performs.

  3. Repeat this above exercise, but this time, underline all the nouns. For each one, state in brackets afterwards whether it is countable or uncountable, and note which nouns are collective nouns.

Exercises for extra credit

  1. In your own words, explain the following terms:

    countable noun


    indefinite pronoun

    possessive determiner

    collective noun

    demonstrative pronoun


    uncountable noun

    demonstrative determiner

  2. Combine determiners and nouns to form the subjects and objects of simple sentences about submissive sissies. State the type of determiner and noun that you use for each sentence. Alternate with sentences that use demonstrative or indefinite pronouns, using the former to refer to previously used nouns.

  3. Put yourself in the shoes of a sissy who has made a mess, and write an essay about how you would correct matters, as well as how you should be disciplined. Use indefinite pronouns where appropriate to describe people, places and things.

Lesson 8: Fewer privileges

Even the plainest of Peaches' panties have a little lace around the legs and waist, preventing the sissy secretary from forgetting that they're meant to be worn by a woman whenever he pulls them up or down. Some of his lingerie is far more frilly, however, having so much lace that no-one would ever think there was anything manly buried beneath the masses of pastel pink ruffles. That presents a problem for Ms Crusher should she want to tell her submissive assistant how to dress, perhaps for a meeting where she plans on showing off her personal assistant's panties. Simply saying “lacy pink underwear” won't guarantee that Peaches picks the right pair, with his boss needing to use further words if she wants to make sure that her subordinate understands what he needs to wear.

As well as employing additional adjectives, Ms Crusher could use adverbs to emphasise the existing ones, perhaps going so far as to describe what she wants in a different way - “I want you to wear your extremely lacy, girly pink panties, the ones with the really big bows and ribbons”. Even without knowing how she's using an appositive phrase to further identify his frillies, Peaches would surely blush at the thought of his boss remembering his lingerie in such detail, but no-one seeing the panties in question could ever forget such excruciatingly emasculating underwear. Ms Crusher could drop either of the two parts without affecting the sentence's meaning, with appositive phrases offering her a wonderful way to really stress his submission. “This is my pantied secretary, Peaches. His panties, his preposterously frilly panties, are pink, his favourite colour”. In each case, there are two options jostling for the same position in the sentence, but only one of them is really required.

Suppose, however, that Ms Crusher doesn't have time to tease Peaches with so many words, instead only regarding him as worth a single adjective and noun. It would be provocative enough for her to curtly command that her secretary wears “lacy panties”, perhaps as she's striding past his desk, but to really get her money's worth out of her words, she might choose to make the adjective superlative, indicating that it should be taken to the highest degree. “Wear your laciest panties”, she might instruct Peaches, requiring him to consider each and every pair in his lingerie drawer until he finds those that have more frills than any of the others - no mean feat when so many of them are festooned with impractical amounts of lace. Ms Crusher's demands needn't stop there, however, it only taking a few more words to put together an outfit that will leave the sissy secretary feeling particularly weak. “Your biggest bra, your shortest skirt, your sheerest stockings, your tightest blouse and your highest heels”, she might command, employing superlatives throughout. Do you see how they're all based on corresponding adjectives, each made superlative by the addition of “est”? It's not enough for Peaches to wear a big bra - he needs to wear his biggest one, filling it with impractically large false breasts if he's to stand any chance of pleasing his boss. Let's hope it's suitably supportive!

Whereas a superlative adjective compares something to all the others in a group, a comparative adjective considers it against a single alternative. “His breasts are bigger than mine!”, one of the other secretaries might remark with amusement, perhaps pressing her ample bosom against Peaches' in order to emphasise the point. The alternative need not be present for a comparison to be made, however, as the sissy would discover were his panties to fall short of his boss's expectations. “Haven't you got anything lacier than those?”, Ms Crusher might ask, necessitating another trip to the lingerie store if Peaches is to please her. How easily his superior can make his office attire more challenging with such words! “A shorter skirt tomorrow, Peaches, with sheerer stockings, higher heels and a tighter blouse, because I don't want you forgetting that you're a sissy!”, she could say, sending a shiver down her assistant's spine as he compares each with what he's already wearing. Once again, these adjectives are based on the ordinary forms, this time with the addition of “er” at the end.

High, higher, highest - an inevitable progression for Peaches' heels after he starts wearing stilettos to work. We can construct similar patterns for other adjectives, starting with a base, then adding “er” for the comparative and “est” for the superlative. Big, bigger, biggest, tight, tighter, tightest - two sets that might go together as far as the cups and band of a bra are concerned, leaving a man feeling weaker and weaker as he looks down at a bust larger than any woman's. A sissy shouldn't get carried away in taking everything to extremes, however, because there are many adjectives that don't accept these endings. Snagging his nylons as often as he does, Peaches might be tempted to buy the cheapest stockings that he can find, but if his boss wants him to spend more of his money on hosiery, she would insist on him wearing nylons that were “more expensive” - a comparative adjective, albeit of a different form. Ms Crusher might even go so far as to specify the “most expensive” sort for her sissy secretary, employing a superlative adjective in the hope that hurting Peaches' pocket will encourage him to take greater care.

Shorter adjectives generally use “er” and “est”, with “more” and “most” reserved for longer ones, although some can take either - albeit not at the same time! Peaches would sound strange if he were to say that he was wearing his most big bra, and he certainly should never say that it is the most biggest, no matter how large the cups that stretch his blouse might be. Ms Crusher might think it more fun to make him work without a blouse at all, but she would not say that it was funner, however much the office girls might laugh at Peaches baring his bra for all to see. To make matters more complicated, some seemingly simple adjectives have irregular comparative and superlative forms:

A good spanking encourages better behaviour, but a chastity belt is best.
His bad attitude becomes worse, so he receives the worst possible punishment.

Better and worse are comparatives, and thus should be used when two things are being compared - in the above examples, the behaviour or attitude of the misbehaving secretary, considered at two, perhaps hypothetical, points in time. Conversely, best and worst are superlatives, indicating that, out of all the possible ways of punishing a sissy, nothing beats those being mentioned. Can you think of a more effective way of enforcing office discipline than to lock a submissive man in steel? Peaches hates having to pull down his skirt for his boss's paddle, but he finds the thought of never being able to take off his metal panties without her permission truly terrifying! If only Ms Crusher didn't subscribe to a system of “few, fewer, fewest” when it comes to her secretary's extremely rare rewards!

The woman who holds the key can taunt him with talk of receiving fewer rewards, because “rewards” is a countable noun. If Ms Crusher were speaking about reducing the amount of time she leaves Peaches unlocked, however, she would use “less”, because “time” is uncountable. “Fewest” and “least” follow the same rule, as do “few” and “little”, and indeed, “many” and “much”, with the former of each pair being for countable nouns, and the latter for uncountable ones - never the reverse! “More” can be used with either, although the frustrated sissy is unlikely to hear his boss using it in combination with either rewards or time without a negative! Consider how these words are used in the following:

I want less milk and more sugar in my coffee.
Her male secretary has few skills and many failings.
Sissies have little self-control and so need much discipline!
The fewer privileges she allows him, the more eager he becomes to please.
He takes the fewest breaks of all the secretaries, but his salary is the least.
You spend too much time in the toilet, Peaches!

As if that didn't give Peaches enough to worry about, there's a twist when it comes to units of measurement - times, weights, distances and sums of money. When these refer to singular amounts, whether that's the two minutes that the sissy secretary is allowed as toilet break, or the twelve weeks that it's been since his last reward, they should be treated as uncountable - neither “two minutes” nor “twelve weeks” can be preceded by another number without losing the one they already have. Conversely, when Peaches is wondering how many more days his boss will keep him denied, “days” is countable, because Ms Crusher can always add another - and another, and another, much to the sissy's frustration! Study the following with a view to understanding the difference:

She allows him less than five minutes to fix his make-up.
In her opinion, five minutes is more than enough time for that.
The other secretaries spend fewer hours in the office than Peaches.
Their hours are shorter because they are more efficient.

When a noun's context determines whether it is countable or uncountable, the choice of “fewer” or “less” should reflect that. Ms Crusher is perfectly within her rights to inform Peaches that she wants less coffee in her cup, while at the same time telling him that fewer coffees will be required for the meeting. In both cases, the sissy's answer should be the same - a submissive “Yes, Ms Crusher!” before he scurries away to make the machine do what his boss wants.


  1. Read the following account of a submissive man going for a manicure. Copy out each sentence, underlining all the comparative adjectives, including those that are formed using “more” or “less”. For each one, write the regular form, the comparative form, and the superlative form in brackets afterwards.

    The sissy's nails are shorter and less conspicuous than his boss would like.

    “Longer nails, bright red, would be more appropriate”, Ms Crusher says.

    Peaches fears false nails will make his typing slower, but his boss knows best.

    There are fewer customers in Foundations, the more expensive boutique.

    The cheaper shop, Bargain Make-up for You, is busier, but seems more friendly.

    The manicure counter, the biggest of the counters, is furthest from the door.

    “My boss, Ms Crusher, says I need longer, redder nails”, Peaches confesses.

    The beautician, a bubbly blonde, does a better job than he was expecting.

    “Isn't this the sexiest red?”, she asks, before offering Peaches a cute pink.

    The nails make it easier to snag his stockings and harder to fasten his bra.

  2. Repeat the previous exercise, but this time, underline all the superlative adjectives. Again, write the three forms of each in brackets afterwards.

  3. Repeat the previous exercise a further time, underlining any adjectives that are neither comparative nor superlative, but that can be made so, excluding those that are prefixed with “more” or “less”. Again, write the three forms of each in brackets afterwards.

  4. Several of the sentences in the above account contain appositive phrases. For each one, write the sentence out twice, first using one of the options, then the other. Construct a third sentence that combines both options using a copular verb.

Exercises for extra credit

  1. In your own words, explain the following terms:

    appositive phrase

    superlative adjective

    comparative adjective

  2. Taking your list of nouns that relate to sissies, write each prefixed with either “fewer” or “less”, depending on whether it is countable or uncountable.

  3. Describe in detail an outfit that would be supremely emasculating, using comparative and superlative adjectives to emphasise how it would affect you. Include appositive phrases where appropriate to further describe the details.

Lesson 9: Wearing bras

No-one looking at a man dressed as a secretary can be in any doubt about his submission, it only taking a glance to check whether he's wearing a bra beneath his sheer blouse. Knowing that it pleases his boss, Peaches always chooses a conspicuous combination, such that Ms Crusher hardly needs to ask what's supporting the sissy's sizeable false breasts. If she were discussing the matter with a colleague, however, she might use the sort of verb we've already seen:

He wears black bras because they show through his blouse.

When Peaches was getting ready for his interview, he wasn't sure about what his future boss would want to see, with the invitation letter only specifying that he should wear women's clothes. In order to describe his futile attempt to avoid attracting attention, it's necessary to use a different tense:

He wore a white bra to the interview.

The verb is the same, because Peaches is doing the same thing in both sentences, but its form has changed to reflect when he surrendered to the most feminine of garments. The first sentence uses what is called the simple present to refer to something that happens regularly, as the sissy secretary could attest were he invited to contribute to the conversation, whereas the second uses the simple past, describing previous events. Although the past tenses of some verbs, like “wear”, are irregular, many merely require “(e)d” to be added to the end. Let's look at how Peaches came to wear his bra:

He bought the bra at a discount store. buy, irregular
He took the bra from his lingerie drawer. take, irregular
He held the bra in his hands. hold, irregular
He fastened the bra behind his back. fasten, regular
He filled the bra with big false breasts. fill, regular
He fondled the bra through his blouse. fondle, regular

Even though everyone can see exactly what he's wearing, Ms Crusher loves nothing more than to put her sissy secretary on the spot, demanding that he makes the most emasculating of confessions without caring who is in earshot:

I am wearing a black satin bullet brassière today.

No matter how he might blush, Peaches can't escape a moment of intense embarrassment, even before his boss commands him to fondle his implausibly pointy breasts for the amusement of everyone in the office. If the sissy secretary were capable of thinking of anything beyond his immediate shame, he might realise that he's using a different form of the present tense - the present continuous, describing something that's happening at the time of him speaking. Peaches doesn't always wear a bullet bra, at least, not yet, but there's no mistaking the twin cones that currently stretch his blouse. Consider how we might add more detail to his humiliation:

She is embarrassing him.
He is desperately pleading for mercy.
They are laughing at him.

In each sentence, there are two parts following the subject, although they may be separated by an adverb, as is the case when Peaches frantically looks to his boss to spare him further shame. The first is a form of “be”, conjugated in the present tense, which acts as what is known as an auxiliary or helper verb. The second is the main action (embarrass, plead, laugh), with a special ending. By adding “ing”, each verb is turned into its present participle, a word that can no longer act as a verb by itself, but requires the help of another. Such present participles can also be used to construct the past continuous:

He was wearing his punishment bra.

Again, a form of “be” is used an auxiliary, this time in the past tense. Whereas the present continuous tells us what is happening at the moment, the past continuous tells us what was happening at a point in the past. By using both the simple past and the past continuous in a single sentence, we can describe situations where one action occurred while another was ongoing:

The secretary was fussing with his skirt when his boss walked in.
The women were discussing his behaviour while he stood in the corner.
They looked at the lingerie while they were waiting for the sales assistant.
He was still buttoning his shirt when she suddenly opened the curtain.

Although Ms Crusher likes to keep her sissy secretary on his toes, some things never change as far as his submission is concerned. It doesn't matter whether Peaches will spend the day at his desk, having to fill the long hours typing lines, or will be so busy running around for his boss that he never gets chance to sit down. Either way, he's contractually obliged to wear the underwear expected of a secretary, something that could be expressed using the simple future:

He will wear a bra again tomorrow.

As challenging as that might prove for Peaches should his superior specify a particularly disagreeable garment, forming this tense is thankfully far more straightforward. It merely needs “will” as an auxiliary, followed by the base form of the verb, with neither part needing to change to reflect the subject. Let's see how that works by listening in on a conversation late one afternoon:

You will wear a bullet bra and high waist girdle tomorrow, Peaches.
People will look at me and laugh, Ms Crusher!
I will explain the situation to them, Peaches.
It will be very difficult, Ms Crusher!
They will surely enjoy your discomfort, Peaches.

Just as the present and past tenses have continuous forms, so too does the future tense. The future continuous uses not one, but two auxiliary verbs, “will” and “be”, followed by the present participle as before. For example:

He will be wearing a bullet bra and high waist girdle tomorrow.

Like before, the use of the continuous suggests that an action is ongoing or takes place alongside another, although, in this case, neither has happened yet. The sissy secretary will fasten the many hooks of his bra and girdle first thing the following morning, and he will undo them much later that evening. In between, he will be wearing exactly what his boss wants him to, even when she instructs him to drop his skirt so that her visitors can see how he holds his stockings up. Perhaps he will also be making the women coffee while they discuss his foundations, or perhaps they will be humiliating him even further - either way, his submission to his female superiors will be similarly continuous. Here's Ms Crusher telling her secretary how he will be entertaining her visitors:

You will be waiting for them in reception.
They will probably be expecting a male secretary.
We will be taking decisions, whereas you will be taking the minutes.
I will be spanking you after the meeting has finished, before everyone leaves.

Lastly, present participles may also be used as adjectives. Let's join Peaches again later, bent over his boss's desk as the businesswomen take it in turns to punish him with the paddle:

The sobbing secretary begs the laughing women for mercy.

We might describe the same desperate sissy by using a verb, “the secretary sobs”, or else apply a regular adjective to Peaches in order to make him “the tearful secretary”. Using the present participle combines aspects of both, something that can be seen again with the laughing women - mirthful women who laugh as the sissy desperately clutches his panties. What might Ms Crusher have used as a pretext for punishing him? A woman in charge doesn't need a reason, but there are plenty of opportunities for her secretary to use present participles when confessing his crimes, as the following examples show:

I misunderstood the confusing instruction. the instruction confuses
I accidentally fussed with my annoying underwear. the underwear annoys
I foolishly complained about the very boring work. the work bores
I made an embarrassing error in the silly paperwork. the error embarrasses

Wouldn't you agree that such a quibbling attitude isn't quite contrite enough?


  1. Read the following account of a sissy secretary being spoken to by his boss. Copy out each sentence, underlining all of the verbs and any associated auxiliaries. For each one, write its base form and tense in brackets afterwards.

    I am looking forward to the meeting”, the smirking businesswoman declares.

    “Your humiliating punishment will be very degrading and demeaning”, she says.

    She was biting her lip at the prospect, and was fondling her bulging blouse.

    Peaches knows his boss is telling the truth, because she loves his disgrace.

    He remembers how sore he was after she discovered a mistake in the minutes.

    His burning behind felt like it was on fire whenever he shifted on his chair.

    “You will be pleading with us, but we will not stop”, Ms Crusher tells him.

    “Everyone will see that you are a pathetic crying sissy”, she remarks.

    Peaches fears the other secretaries are listening behind the door.

    The laughing women were teasing him earlier about his disconcerting future.

  2. Copy out the previous sentences again, underlining any present participles that are used as adjectives. Do not underline any present participles that form part of verbs, For each one, construct another sentence that applies the corresponding verb to the associated noun, including an appropriate determiner.

Exercises for extra credit

  1. In your own words, explain the following terms:

    simple present

    future continuous

    auxiliary verb


    simple future

    past continuous

    present participle

    present continuous

    simple past

  2. Pick twenty verbs from your list of verbs that relate to sissies, and write six simple sentences for each of them, using the verb in the simple past, present and future, and continuous past, present and future tenses. Use nouns from your list of nouns that relate to sissies when constructing the sentences. State the tense you have used after each sentence.

  3. Write an account of how a sissy's submission changes over time, using all of the tenses discussed in this lesson to describe how he finds himself falling inexorably under the thrall of a dominant woman. Look back at how he first acknowledges female authority, then extrapolate his emasculation into the future.

Lesson 10: A humiliated man

In the previous lesson, we considered a variety of tenses, all of which had one thing in common. Regardless of whether they were happening in the past, present or future, the events being described were occurring at that time. Consider the following series of statements, simple and continuous:

Today, I wear a bra.
Today, I am wearing a bra.
Yesterday, I wore a bra.
Yesterday, I was wearing a bra.
Tomorrow, I will wear a bra.
Tomorrow, I will be wearing a bra.

That's exactly as it should be for a sissy like Peaches, who knows he has to wear a bra at work all day, every day, along with all the other garments that leave no doubt about him being a submissive male secretary - his panties, his stockings, his skirt and his blouse, not to mention the stiletto heels that Ms Crusher likes to see him totter around on. As amusing as that may be, however, the businesswoman doesn't employ the feminized man merely to please the eye, instead expecting her emasculated assistant to do everything a female secretary would. It doesn't matter how difficult Peaches finds it to type with his long false nails, because his boss wants the minutes of that meeting completed as soon as possible, so that he can get started on his next piece of work. How might the sissy announce that they're ready for his superior's scrutiny? Neither of the past tenses we've looked at is quite right, but he might say:

I have typed the minutes, Ms Crusher.

Here, Peaches is using the present perfect to confirm that he finished typing the minutes prior to him speaking. He doesn't say exactly when, that being something that his superior may not care about if she's just come back to the office. Instead, Ms Crusher is more likely to want to know whether they are complete now - hence the “present” part of “present perfect”. Although the minutes must be free from mistakes if Peaches is to avoid corrections, if not correction, the “perfect” part actually comes from a Latin word meaning “completed” - just as his typing needs to be before he opens his mouth. Study the following examples, and consider what is being said about both the present and the past:

He has made several careless mistakes.
She has already spanked him twice this week.
Peaches has worn a discipline corset on occasions.
The visiting businesswomen have seen his panties before.

The present perfect is formed using “has” as an auxiliary, followed by the past participle of the main verb. For regular verbs such as “type” and “spank”, the past participle is the same as the simple past, but with irregular verbs, the two are often different - consider “wore” and “worn”, or “saw” and “seen”, which we'll return to in a later lesson. Even when the past participle and the simple past use the same word, how that word is used in a sentence allows them to be distinguished. Like the present participle, the past participle is always accompanied by an auxiliary when forming a perfect tense. Consider how it is used in the past perfect:

He had taken off his skirt when the door suddenly opened.
The visitor had told Ms Crusher about his disrespectful behaviour.
Peaches had worked as an executive manager before he became a secretary.
She had left the office by the time he finished all of the corrections.

Once again, there is something that has happened before the time that is being spoken about, but with the past perfect, that time is also in the past. Let's return to the first of those sentences, “He had taken off his skirt when the door suddenly opened”. Perhaps Ms Crusher is relating the story of her secretary's interrupted spanking to a friend over drinks after work, laughing as she looks back at how the unexpected visitor spared the sissy from an appointment with the paddle. Peaches had wriggled his way out of his tight pencil skirt, and was bending over his boss's desk as he anxiously waited for her to set to work with the awful implement, only for someone to walk in! Compare such a shameful situation with a similar one using the past continuous:

He was taking off his skirt when the door suddenly opened.

Whereas the past continuous uses the present participle (“taking”) and a past tense of “be” (“was”), the past perfect uses the past participle (“taken”) and a past tense of “have” (“had”) as an auxiliary. Because “take” is irregular, the participles are not only different to each other, but also to the simple past (“he took off his skirt”). Similarly, the present continuous uses the present participle and a present tense of “be” (“am”), whereas the present perfect uses the past participle and a present tense of “have” (“have”). After considering how the future continuous uses the present participle and a future tense of “be” (“will be”), it should come as no surprise that the pattern can be continued, with a future tense of “have” and the past participle forming the future perfect - a tense that describes an event that will have happened at the time being spoken about, even though that time has yet to come:

He will have taken off his skirt before his spanking starts.

Here Ms Crusher is looking forward to the pleasure of seeing her secretary stripping, perhaps explaining to her friend how she likes to inspect his panties and garter belt prior to producing the paddle. Like the future continuous, the future perfect uses two auxiliary verbs - “will” and “have”, neither of which changes with the subject. Don't get this confused with the simple future, however, where there is only one auxiliary accompanying the main verb:

He will have a very sore bottom afterwards.

Let's consider some further examples of what will happen in this female-led office, illustrating how the future perfect may also be used to express expectations about other times:

I will have distributed the minutes before the next meeting, Ms Crusher.
You will have made no mistakes, Peaches, or I will spank you again!
By Friday evening, he will have worn a bullet bra for five whole days.
Everyone will have seen the pointy cups through the sissy's sheer blouse.
He will have blushed with shame when the women asked him his size.

Just as the simple tenses have corresponding continuous forms, so too do the perfect tenses, taking the additional auxiliary “been”, and using the present participle in place of the past participles we have used so far. The present perfect continuous allows Peaches to tell his boss about what he has been doing in her absence, although Ms Crusher won't believe a word of what he says when she walks in on him with his hand shamelessly down his skirt:

I have been typing the minutes, Ms Crusher.
You have been fiddling with your girdle, you naughty sissy!

In contrast to the present continuous, (“I am typing”) the present perfect continuous suggests that an action began in the past, something that Peaches might emphasise by adding a length of time. Quite apart from whether spending all morning on the minutes could be considered commendable, however, a feminized secretary really should know better than to fuss with his foundations! Rather than try to lie to his boss when she's clearly caught him red-handed, the sissy might seek to explain the situation using the past perfect continuous:

I had been typing the minutes, but my girdle distracted me!
He had been listening for his boss's footsteps, but she surprised him.
Ms Crusher had been watching for several minutes before she raised her voice.
The other secretaries had been eagerly awaiting his next punishment.
Peaches had unrealistically been hoping for a reward this month.

Completing this set of tenses, the future perfect continuous permits the other secretaries to discuss the sissy's discipline from a later perspective:

By the time she returns, he will have been standing in the corner for an hour!

With his hands on his head and his skirt around his ankles, that hour will seem like much longer for the man who finds himself having to press his nose to the office wall, but at least Peaches will have plenty of time to consider his choice of tenses! In total, there are twelve - four for each of the past, present and future. A particular tense is either simple or compound, with its aspect determined by whether it is continuous or perfect. Simple tenses speak of events or actions, whereas continuous tenses use present participles to suggest ongoing activity. Perfect tenses describe matters happening at different times, with their additional auxiliaries making it easy to identify them. They use past participles if they are not continuous, and present participles if they are. Choosing the right tense is critical if you're to accurately describe a situation, as humbling as that may be for Peaches!

We've seen how present participles can also be used as adjectives, for example, when the office girls laugh about the “crying sissy”. The same is true for past participles, which offer another way in which a verb can modify a noun:

She confronted the humiliated sissy with the stained panties.
His snagged stockings and smeared lipstick added to his embarrassment.
The entertained secretaries wore smart fitted blouses and tailored skirts.
The offended businesswoman demanded a written apology.
The disgraced man will be wearing a locked chastity belt henceforth!


  1. Read the following account of a male secretary attending an important meeting. Copy out each sentence, underlining all the verbs and any associated auxiliaries. For each one, write its base form and tense in brackets afterwards.

    Peaches had always secretly worried about his scheduled appraisal.

    “I have often fantasised about it, but I have also felt scared”, he admitted.

    The established procedure had led to the accelerated dismissal of other sissies.

    They had left because they had shown only limited improvement after repeated discipline.

    “I have made mistakes that Ms Crusher has not forgiven”, Peaches fretted.

    His anxiety had made him late, and he had forgotten what he had prepared.

    “You have not arrived at the appointed time!”, the chairwoman scolded.

    “He has surprised me with his alleged love of bras”, Ms Crusher remarked.

    “You had said that you had picked padded pink today, Peaches”, she continued.

    By the end of the meeting, all the women will have seen what he had chosen.

  2. Copy out the previous sentences again, but this time, underline all the past participles that are used as adjectives. Do not underline any past participles that form part of verbs, nor any past tenses that are identical to past participles. For each one, construct another sentence that applies the past participle to the associated noun using an appropriate copular verb. Write the base form of the corresponding verb in brackets afterwards. For example, if the sentence included the words “the locked chastity belt”, you would write “the chastity belt was locked (lock)”.

Exercises for extra credit

  1. In your own words, explain the following terms:

    past perfect continuous

    perfect tense

    present perfect

    past participle

    future perfect continuous

    past perfect

    compound tense

    present perfect continuous


    future perfect

  2. Using the twenty verbs you picked for the previous lesson, write six further sentences for each, putting the verbs in the perfect and perfect continuous aspects. Again, state the tense you have used in brackets afterwards.

  3. Using the full range of tenses discussed in this and the previous lesson, continue the account of what happened to Peaches in his appraisal meeting.