Yesterday - The Past - General StatementsIn daily conversation, talking about the past is done very frequently. Whenever you meet a friend, you always tell each other what you have been doing recently. Friends are always interested in each other so they want to know how you have been spending your time in the past. Today's lesson is going to target past tense communication. This goes hand in hand with the last two lessons and changing a few words around can make a future or present tense sentence into a past tense sentence. To begin, here are a couple of sentences that are common to say: " I went to the airport yesterday." " I met Bob last week." " I was an hour late for my meeting." " I went to the bus stop, but I was 30 seconds late. A person on the street told me the bus just went by." " I completed that task this morning." Speaking in the past requires past tense words. Let's take a closer examination for the sentences above.
Past Tense Present Tense Future Tense Went Go Going to go Met Meet Will meet Was Am Going to be Completed Complete Will complete As you can see by some of the examples in the chart, some words change when speaking in the past tense. Besides some words that change, many times a word with the letter 'd' or 'ed' at the end changes the word to past tense. Here are some examples: " I was being polite so I opened the door for him." " I stapled the papers together to keep them organized." " The paper ripped on the bottom, so I taped them together." " I switched the presents around because I found out Jane doesn't like red lipstick." " I was very interested in the topic so I paid close attention." The tricky part is to know when to add a 'd' to the end of a word to make it past tense. There are exceptions that can cause confusion, for example, " I rode my bike to school." It would be incorrect to say, 'I rided...' " I built the house from scratch." Incorrect way is to say, 'I builded...' " I sat on the chair next to the emergency exit." Incorrect way is to say, 'sitted...' So remember to use past tense words correctly or the other person might not understand what you are saying. 영어 회화를 단기간에 완성하세요. 800 페이지가 넘는 레슨과 8000 개 이상의 오디오 클립을 다운로드 하시고, 자신을 영어 환경에 항상 노출 시키세요. 인터넷이나 컴퓨터에 상관없이 MP3 플레이어를 통해 언제나 영어를 듣고 따라할 수 있습니다. 영어회화 다운로드 페이지로 이동하시면 좀 더 자세한 내용을 알려드립니다.