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Future in the Past Was/were going to is used in noun clauses that are the direct object of a past tense verb. Was/were going to is used in noun clauses.

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1 Future in the Past Was/were going to is used in noun clauses that are the direct object of a past tense verb. Was/were going to is used in noun clauses that are the direct object of a past tense verb. This expresses an action that we thought would happen at some time after the time we thought it. This expresses an action that we thought would happen at some time after the time we thought it. Ex. Jessie dreamed she was going to marry Yao Ming. Ex. Jessie dreamed she was going to marry Yao Ming.

2 In this use, was/were going to (become) has the same meaning as would (become). In this use, was/were going to (become) has the same meaning as would (become). Crystal predicted that she would become a doctor. Crystal predicted that she would become a doctor. Crystal predicted that she was going to become a doctor. Crystal predicted that she was going to become a doctor. What did you predict that you would become? What did you predict that you would become?

3 Simple past verbs of mental activity occur before a noun clauses with would or was/going to. Simple past verbs of mental activity occur before a noun clauses with would or was/going to. believed hoped decided imagined doubted knew dreamed felt pretended found out realized forgot remembered guessed thought had no idea was/were sure believed hoped decided imagined doubted knew dreamed felt pretended found out realized forgot remembered guessed thought had no idea was/were sure Annie knew that she would have over 50 boyfriends in one year! Annie knew that she would have over 50 boyfriends in one year! Choose five verbs from above and write sentences telling what you _(verb)_____ that would/was going to happen. Choose five verbs from above and write sentences telling what you _(verb)_____ that would/was going to happen.

4 The future in the past is used for an action that was intended but never happened. The future in the past is used for an action that was intended but never happened. Ex. Stacey was going to become an English teacher, but she didnt like verb tenses. Ex. Stacey was going to become an English teacher, but she didnt like verb tenses. Simple past is used for the reason why the intended action didnt happen. Simple past is used for the reason why the intended action didnt happen. What did you intend that didnt happen and why didnt it happen? What did you intend that didnt happen and why didnt it happen?

5 They were going to go fishing, but the car broke down. Go to the moviescant sing Go to the moviescant sing Call homeforget Call homeforget Go on a picnicit be too hard Go on a picnicit be too hard Take photographsbe too afraid Take photographsbe too afraid Mow that lawnnot have a car/ film Mow that lawnnot have a car/ film Become artistsget sick Become artistsget sick Go shark huntingnot have enough money Go shark huntingnot have enough money

6 Rap it Up B p. 61 Rap it Up B p. 61 Picture Puzzle p. 62 Picture Puzzle p. 62 Great-Aunt Bertha vs. the City Council p Great-Aunt Bertha vs. the City Council p Homework: Homework: Review simple past, past continuous, and future in the past Review simple past, past continuous, and future in the past Complete Finish the Story on p Complete Finish the Story on p.66-67


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