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Verb Tenses

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  1. Verb Tenses To Think About Verb Tenses, Use a Time Line Created by Howard Price

  2. We are stuck in the present. But, we can remember the past and think about the future. We do this with our inner eye.

  3. How Does It Work? Think of this as your inner-eye. This is what we use to remember and to imagine with.

  4. The Present If we really think about time, we are always stuck in the present.

  5. The Past The Present The Future Let’s use the inner-eye. Thinking about the past. Thinking about the future.

  6. By using the inner-eye, let’s now build a time line. Past Present Future am baking I am baking a pepperoni pizza. What makes this action in the present tense?

  7. Past Present Future Let’s think about yesterday. Thinking about the past. was baking Yesterday, I was baking a pepperoni pizza. What makes this action in the past tense?

  8. Past Present Future be baking Let’s think about tomorrow. Thinking about the future. will Tomorrow, I will be baking a pepperoni pizza. What makes this action in the future tense?

  9. Past Present Future was baking am baking will be baking What Marks the Past, Present, and Future? Notice that “baking” is in the past, present and future. It really has no tense. It is just a continuation of an action which is marked by the “ing”.

  10. Past Present Future Let’s think about the near past. have been baking Today, I have been baking pepperoni pizza. What marks this action in the present tense? What marks this action in the past tense? Notice that “baking” is now in the past and in the present.

  11. Past Present Future was baking Let’s think about the past. Yesterday, I was baking pepperoni pizza. What marks this action in the past?

  12. Past/Past Past Present Future Let’s think further into the past. day before yesterday had been baking The day before yesterday, I had been baking pizza. What marks the action as past? What marks the action further into the past? Notice “baking” is in the past and further in the past.

  13. have been baking Past Past/Past Present Past Present Future Future had been baking Compare Patterns.

  14. Past Present Future Think about the future as if it is the past. tomorrow by 2 will have been baking By 2 o’clock tomorrow, I will have been baking pizza for two hours. What marks the future? What marks the past? What marks the present? Notice “baking” is in the future, present and past.

  15. Past Present Future Think about the past as if it is the future. yesterday have been should baking Yesterday, I should have been baking pizza for the party. What marks the past? What marks the future? What marks the present? Notice that “baking” is in the past, present and future.

  16. The End

  17. The End