Step Six.1

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Past
Tenses
die vergangenen
Zeiten
les temps
passés
i tempi
passati
los tiempos
pasados
os tempos
passados

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My friend had left me and I was unhappy...

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Listen & repeat
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The Simple
Past Tense
I weighed
99 kilos.
Did your girl-
friend say
you were fat?
No, she
didn't
say that....
.= the completed past
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The Past
Perfect Tense

...because she'd
already left me!

But had
she really
liked you?
No, she hadn't
ever really been
serious about me..
= looking back further
...into the past

 
The Past Perfect
Continuous Tense
I'd been eating from
the fridge at night.
Had nobody
been checking
the fridge?
No, my mother
hadn't been
checking.
= as above, but stress on continuity = non-stop
 
The Past
Continuous Tense
I was eating 6
Big Macs a day!
Why were
you eating
so much?
I wasn't eating
because I
was hungry..
= a specific moment or
period in the past
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Then I met someone new and everything changed...

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The Present
Perfect Tense
I've lost
10 kilos!
Haven't you
felt hungry?
No, I haven't had
time to feel hungry!
.= the recent past

 

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The Past Conditional

If I'd met her sooner, I wouldn't have got* fat Would you have got fatter
if you hadn't met her?
Well, I wouldn't
have got thinner!

 

* To Get =
he got... rich, fat, thin, lazy, careless, married, wise
he got... a salary increase, a kiss, a present, a car

he got... up, out of the prison, into the car, through immigration.




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for, since, ago

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