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1
NARRATIVE TENSES
  • How do they work?
  • English Department III Unit Level10th
  • C. Roessler

2
Narrative Tenses
  • Present Perfect
  • We use the Present Perfect to say that an action
    happened at an unspecified time before now. The
    exact time is not important.
  • We CAN use the Present Perfect with unspecific
    expressions such as ever, never, once, many
    times, several times, before, so far, already,
    yet, etc.
  • e.g. I have been to Europe a couple of times.
  • (This means that I would go again, or maybe I
    would never been there again.)

3
Narrative Tenses
  • Present Perfect
  • Can you say how this is formed?
  • Aff. S have/has V past part. C
  • Neg. S have/has not V past part. C
  • Int. (Wh-) have/has S V past part. C ?

4
Narrative Tenses
  • Past Simple
  • We use Past Simple to talk about a specific
    moment or event in the past.
  • e.g. I studied for the test the whole weekend.
  • (This means that I was doing that activity during
    a specific moment in the past, and it is already
    finished. It does not continue today.)

5
Narrative Tenses
  • Past Simple
  • We can also use it to refer to a series of
    situations that happened in the past.
  • e.g. Last night I cooked some dinner, then I
    watched a film, and after that I went to bed.
  • (There are three different actions, that are over
    now, that happened as a series of events)

6
Narrative Tenses
  • Past Simple
  • Can you say how this is formed?
  • Aff. S V past simple C
  • Neg. S did not V inf C
  • Int. (Wh-) Did S V inf C ?

7
Narrative Tenses
  • Past Continuous
  • We use the Past Continuous to indicate that a
    longer action in the past was interrupted.
  • The interruption is usually a shorter action in
    the Simple Past. Remember this can be a real
    interruption or just an interruption in time.
  • e.g. I was watching TV when she called.

8
Narrative Tenses
  • Past Continuous
  • We also use the Past Continuous to refer to an
    event that was taking place at a specific moment
    in the past. This action was in progress in that
    moment.
  • e.g. Last night at 10PM I was watching House MD.

9
Narrative Tenses
  • Past Continuous
  • Can you say how this is formed?
  • Aff. S was / were Ving C
  • Neg. S was / were not Ving C
  • Int. (Wh-) was / were S Ving C ?

10
Narrative Tenses
  • Past Perfect
  • The Past Perfect expresses the idea that
    something occurred before another action in the
    past.
  • It can also show that something happened before a
    specific time in the past.
  • e.g. I did not have any money because I had lost
    my wallet.

11
Narrative Tenses
  • Past Perfect
  • Can you say how this is formed?
  • Aff. S had V past part. C
  • Neg. S had not V past part. C
  • Int. (Wh-) Had S V past part. C ?

12
References
  • http//www.englishpage.com/verbpage/
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