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OVERVIEW WITH EXAMPLES / EXERCISE / KEY
1. GENERAL STATEMENTS
2. REPEATED ACTIONS OR EVENTS
2. Repeated actions when criticized
3. COMPLETE SINGLE ACTIONS OR EVENTS
(incomplete single actions or events)
4. A NEW EVENT OR ACTION
in a given situation
4. A SITUATION during which
a new event or action may happen
5. A SERIES OF ACTIONS:
ONE EVENT AFTER ANOTHER (STORY, REPORT)
5. A SITUATION AS BACKGROUND
to a series of actions or events
6. STATIC VERBS ARE USED IN THE SIMPLE FORM,
even with FOR and SINCE:
to like, to love, to hate, to dislike, to want, to hope etc.
to know, to believe etc.
to belong, to depend etc.
to be, to seem etc.
to see, to hear, to smell
6. HOW LONG
+ PRESENT PERFECT (OR PAST PERFECT)
PRESENT PERFECT (OR PAST PERFECT)
+ SINCE / FOR
7. PRESENT + TIME INDICATIONS
IN A PROGRAMME
7. PRESENT + TIME INDICATION
Read the following sentences and decide what they stand for in the above overview.
Mark them with S for Simple Form and P for Progressive Form and add the right number.
Occasionally there are two clauses so that two answers must be given.
Water freezes at 0º Celsius. → S1 (GENERAL STATEMENTS)
1. Susan goes to evening classes twice a week.
2. How long have you been working for General Electric?
3. Brigid is always mislaying her keys.
4. It was almost midnight and raining heavily when a belated motorist called at the hotel and caught the receptionist’s attention. (…)
5. Gerald Smith was reading the morning paper when his secretary brought him a letter from an old friend in America.
6. Kevin bought a second-hand Chevrolet last week.
7. The sun rises in the east and sets in the west.
8. Fritz often goes to town on Thursday and Friday evenings.
9. I have known Sheila since she went to kindergarten.
10. Edward is going to Ireland next summer.
11. The Annual General Meeting of the ASC takes place at 8 p.m. on Friday, January 14, 2005.
12. My elder sister lives in America.
13. Alistair McGregor has been reading the SCOTSMAN ever since he went to secondary school.
14. Linda shut all the windows and lowered the rolling shutters on the ground floor, made sure that the front door was locked and that all the taps were turned off, picked up her suitcase and her handbag and left the house through the back door. She locked the door carefully and put the key into her handbag. Then she walked round the house and out through the garden gate.
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