• mixed tenses (grammar exercise)
  • Anja Böckmann
  • 30.06.2020
  • Englisch
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geplante Handlung in der Zukunft / logische Schluss-folgerungen

going-to future
Next week I'm going to stand here.

will future
Maybe some day I'll stand here.

present progressive
I'm standing here right now.

simple present
Usually I stand here.

present perfect progressive
I've been standing here for 2 hours.

present perfect
I've never stood here before.

past progressive
I was standing here while I listened to the radio.

simple past
Yesterday I stood here.

past perfect progressive
Last Friday I had been standing here for 5 minutes.

past perfect
I had already stood there before they opened the gate.

in one year, next week, tomorrow

Vorhersagen, Vermutungen, zukünftiges Geschehen nicht beeinflussbar oder

spontane Entscheidung

in a year, next …, tomorrow

du erzählst von einer gerade im Ablauf befindlichen Handlung

now, at the moment, Look!

regelmäßige/wiederholte oder allgemein gültige Handlung

every day, often, sometimes, always, usually, seldom, never, first ... then

die Handlung beginnt in der Vergangenheit und wirkt bis in die Gegewart

die Handlung wird betont

all day, for 4 years, since 1993, the whole week, how long?

die Handlung beginnt in dder Vergangenheit und wirkt bis in die Gegenwart

das Ergebnis wird betont

already, ever, just, never, not yet, so far, till now, up to now

in Vergangenheit im Ablauf befindliche Handlung

die Handlung wird betont


as long as

Vergangenheit ... einmalige oder wiederholte Handlung, Handlung ist abgeschlossen

yesterday, 2 minutes ago, in 1990, last Friday

Handlung vor einem vergangenen Zeitpunkt  

die Handlung bzw. die Dauer wird betont

for, since, the whole day, all day

Handlung vor einem vergangenen Zeitpunkt  

das Ergebnis wird betont

already, just, never, not yet, once, until that day

Book Lover
Put the verbs into the gasps in the correct tense. Pay attention to signal words.

Last week I (buy) 'Storm Front' written by Jim Butcher.

It (be) the first volume of the series about the professional wizard Harry Dresden.

While I (read) the book, I heard it simultaneously as an audio book.

The voice of James Marsters (bring) the story to life

The author (write) the story in an exciting and very hunky way.

Still I (not, buy) all the books in the series yet.

On Netflix I (watch) the movie 'The Witcher' right now.

I (read) the book before I started watching the movie.

The movie (be) good but when you read the books, you (dive) much deeper into the story.

Oliver Siebeck (read) the books in German and listening to him is a pleasure.

I (already, listen) to the audio book twice.

Ever since I (be) a teenager, I loved to read fantasy.

My love for books and especially for fantasy (never, end).

Grimms' Fairy Tales
Put the verbs into the gaps in the correct tense.

The queen, however, after (believe) she (eat) Snow-white's lungs and liver, (think) she (be) again the first and most beautiful, and (stand) before her mirror and (speak):

Mirror, mirror on the wall, who is the fairest of them all?

Then the mirror (reply):

Madam Queen, your beauty (be) as fine as rare,
but Snow-white (live) in a glen with seven little men
(be) a thousand times more fair.

It (happen) that the father (want) to go to the village once, so he (ask) the two stepdaughters what he (shall) bring them.

Beautiful dresses (say) one,

pearls and precious stones (say) the second.

But you, Cinderella, he said, what will you have?

Father, the first little twig that (touch)
your hat on your way home, (bring) it to me.


Grimms' Fairy Tales (eng / deu)   https://www.grimmstories.com/en/grimm_fairy-tales/index

Märchen im Original (deu)   http://dsb.zum.de/wiki/Online-Lesebuch/Von_M%C3%A4rchen,_Sagen_und_Fabeln/