The English tagset suggested here does not follow, except in a very broad sense, the practices now established in the tagging of English corpora. There are existing tagging systems -- for example, the CLAWS5 and CLAWS7 tagsets employed for the British National Corpus -- which might have been used as a model. However, the difficulty is that the morphosyntax of English is exceptionally simple, and many of the distinctions often represented in English tagsets are not strictly morphosyntactic: take, for example, the distinction between attributive and predicative adjectives. On the other hand, it is usual practice to assign to the base form of the English verb just one tag, or at most two, rather than to represent all the values of number, tense, person, and mood which would be required by most direct adherence to the EAGLES guidelines. In practice, therefore, the English tagset presented here is something of a compromise solution which will enable English morphosyntactic information to be integrated in the document.