• 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/