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Link To Tense Forms A3 Chart with Timelines by Claire Ellis
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EXERCISE: HOW TO BRAG
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PERSON APERSON B
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Person A makes a statement.
Person B responds that they did it first.
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Present
Past Participle
Person A SentenceFirst part of sentence...
...Second part of Sentence
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AcceptAcceptedWe finally accepted Sam's invitation yesterday. Did you?Well, I Had accepted....
long before yesterday.
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FixFixedWe fixed our section of the path before more people walked on it.Well, I had fixed...
before anyone walked on it.
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ManageManagedThey managed the games successfully this summer.Well, I had....
many years ago.
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JoinJoinedThey joined the group yesterday for protection.Well, I....
before it was necessary.
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GuessGuessedShe guessed the right answer when the time was only half up.Well,...
when the time was only a quarter up.
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EliminateEliminatedShe eliminated her last mistake by the end of May.Well, I had....
by the end of April.
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OrderOrderedPolly ordered Phil to leave this morning.Well, I had....
last evening.
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BakeBakedNancy baked her cake for cooking class yesterday.Well, I had....
day before yesterday.
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IdentifyIdentifiedI identified my bug before the end of Biology Class.Well, I had....
only half way through Biology Class.
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EnjoyEnjoyedI enjoyed the music for a couple of days before it ended.Well, I had....
for many years.
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ActActedI acted out our English dialog on Monday.Well, I had....
last Friday.
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CloseClosedEd closed the flap to his tent just before the rain started.Well, I had....
a long time before that.
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JumpJumpedBill jumped the fence before Amy or Mark.Well, I had....
first, before anybody.
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EXERCISE - PRESENT PERFECT: NO, THAT HAS ALREADY HAPPENED
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Person A SentencePerson B Sentence 1. Present Perfect… (No, .....already...)Person B Sentence 2. Simple Past. Say when it was done. (A date or time in the PAST)
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She is accepting the invitation today, isn't she?No, she has already...She did it yesterday.
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They are fixing their section of the path today, aren't they?No, they have already...They fixed it Monday.
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They are starting the games at 3 PM aren't they?No they have already...They started this morning.
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They will join our group tomorrow, won't they?
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He is still trying to guess the right answer, isn't he?No, he has already guessed...He did it yesterday.
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She is still trying to find the errors in the program, isn't she?No, she has found...She did it last week.
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Soon, Polly will order Phil to leave, won't she?No, she has ordered Phil...She did it two days ago.
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Nancy will bake her cake for cooking class tonight, won't she?No, she...She did it today, this morning.
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I will accumulate 100 points by tomorrow, won't I?Yes. If you...
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We will run out of money in the account soon, won't we?No. We ......
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You and me, we will get our instructions at noon, won't we?No, I have already got ..
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Amy will take care of the grocery shopping tomorrow, won't she?No, she has already..
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The horses will reach the first turn in a few minutes, won't they?No, they have already
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POEM: THEN AND NOW (using "-ed" verbs and adjectives)
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I was bored last Saturday. Well, I'd been bored before.
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Gossip once was so amusing. Now? Not anymore.
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I was tired on Sunday morn. Well, I'd been tired before.
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Yoga once was so relaxing. Now? It's just a chore.
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I was pooped on Monday eve. Well, I'd been really stressed.
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My Aunt Michelle was visiting. And she's a lousy guest.
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The group performed once more last week. Well, they'd performed quite well.
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But playing bagpipes took its toll; so then they sat a spell.
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My brother hunted bear last month. He hadn't packed his gun.
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So using just a shield and spear it wasn't he who won.
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You wanted matching costumes, right? They hadn't been the same.
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But dressing up in duct-tape suits just wasn't quite your aim.
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He knocked on Frieda's door last night. He'd knocked on mine already.
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I'll greet him next with a shotgun blast. She'll use a big machete.
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