e.g. Mary was not exactly listening but she heard every word her parents were saying.
e.g. Boris did come to see us off yesterday though he had thought he wouldn’t be able to. = Борис все же пришел проводить нас вчера, хотя думал, что не сможет этого сделать.
e.g. Trisha promised to come the next day if nothing unexpected happened.
I asked my sister to call me as soon as she came home.
e.g. Who came to your birthday party on Saturday? – Derek and Simon did.
· last + night/ week/ month/year/ century/ Tuesday
· in 1997/in spring/ winter/ summer/ autumn
· three days/ weeks/ years + ago
· yesterday/ the day before yesterday
· the other day
· When …? Where …? How long ago ... ?
· when/ after/ before + subordinate clause of time
· for a time;
· once upon a time
PAST INDEFINITE AND PRESENT PERFECT COMPARED
Russian/Ukrainian students tend to confuse Past Indefinite and Present Perfect.
· What cannot help? - Translation into your native language can either help you choose the right tense or let you down as there are fewer tense forms in Russian or Ukrainian than in English.
· What can help? – adverbial modifiers of time and context.
· How? - adverbial modifiers of time can be either reliable markers or unreliable.
· The table given below may help you to avoid making mistakes in the use of these two tenses. In the table reliable markers are in bold.
(fact in the past)
(result for the present moment)
**TASK 34. Below there are video shop descriptions of 4 films.
Step 1. Imagine that you have already seen these films and are telling your friend about them. Use the past tense.
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