Presentation on theme: "To Think About Verb Tenses, Use a Time Line"— Presentation transcript:
1To Think About Verb Tenses, Use a Time Line Created by Howard Price
2We are stuck in the present. But, we can remember the past and think about the future.We do this with our inner eye.
3How Does It Work?Think of this as your inner-eye. This is what we use to remember and to imagine with.
4If we really think about time, we are always stuck in the present.
5Let’s use the inner-eye. Thinking about the past.Thinking about the future.The PastThe FutureThe Present
6By using the inner-eye, let’s now build a time line. PastPresentFutureambakingI am baking a pepperoni pizza.What makes this action in the present tense?
7Let’s think about yesterday. Thinking about the past.PresentFuturePastwasbakingYesterday, I was baking a pepperoni pizza.What makes this action in the past tense?
8Let’s think about tomorrow. Thinking about the future.PresentFuturePastwillbakingbeTomorrow, I will be baking a pepperoni pizza.What makes this action in the future tense?
9What Marks the Past, Present, and Future? wasbakingbakingamwillbakingbeNotice that “baking” is in the past, present and future. It really has no tense. It is just a continuation of an action which is marked by the “ing”.
10Let’s think about the near past. PresentFuturePasthavebeenbakingToday, I have been baking pepperoni pizza.What marks this action in the present tense?What marks this action in the past tense?Notice that “baking” is now in the past and in the present.
11Let’s think about the past. PresentFuturePastwasbakingYesterday, I was baking pepperoni pizza.What marks this action in the past?
12Let’s think further into the past. PresentFuturePastPast/Pastday beforeyesterdayhadbeenbakingThe day before yesterday, I had been baking pizza.What marks the action as past?What marks the action further into the past?Notice “baking” is in the past and further in the past.
13Compare Patterns. have been baking had been baking Present Future Past Past/Pasthadbeenbaking
14Think about the future as if it is the past. PresentFuturePasttomorrowby 2willhavebeenbakingBy 2 o’clock tomorrow, I will have been baking pizza for two hours.What marks the future?What marks the past?What marks the present?Notice “baking” is in the future, present and past.
15Think about the past as if it is the future. PresentFuturePastyesterdayhavebeenshouldbakingYesterday, I should have been baking pizza for the party.What marks the past?What marks the future?What marks the present?Notice that “baking” is in the past, present and future.