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day of my trek around Mount Annapurna. I am exhausted and my legs (shake) are shaking ; I just hope I am able to complete the trek. My feet (kill, really) are really killing me and my toes (bleed) are bleeding, but I (want, still) still want to continue. Nepal is a fascinating country, but I have a great deal to learn. Everything (be) is so I (learn, not) do not learn foreign languages quickly. Although I (understand, not) do not understand much yet, I believe that I (improve, gradually) am gradually improving. I (travel, currently) am currently travelling with Liam, a student from Leeds University in England. He (be) is a nice guy, but impatient. He (walk, always) is always walking ahead of me and (complain) complaining that I am too slow. I (do) am doing my best to keep up with him, but he is younger and stronger than I am. Maybe, I am just feeling sorry for myself because I am getting old. Right now, Liam (sit) is sitting with the owner of the inn. They (discuss) are discussing the differences between life in England and life in Nepal. I (know, not) do not know the real name of the owner, but everybody (call, just) just calls him Tam. Tam (speak) speaks English very well and he (try) is trying to teach Liam some words in Nepali. Every time Tam (say) says a new word, Liam (try) tries to repeat it. Unfortunately, Liam (seem, also) also seems to have difficulty learning foreign languages. I just hope we don't get lost and have to ask for directions.
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at the library) was studying at the library for her final examination in French. but she (be. That's all she ever does! 6. 5. She (study. not) was not there. The doctor (say) said that Tom (be) was too sick to go to work and that he (need) needed to stay at home for a couple of days. do) were you doing when the accident occurred? B: I (try) was trying to change a light bulb that had burnt out. When I (walk) walked into the busy office. A: I (call) called you last night after dinner. the secretary (talk) was talking on the . Sandy is in the living room watching television. At this time yesterday. I (go. Where were you? B: I (work) was working out at the fitness center. 7. 1. immediately) immediately went to the police and (turn)turned it in. 3. Your score is 8%. she (watch. 2. not) were not there. After I (find) found the wallet full of money. but you (be. A: What (you. also) was also watchingtelevision. 4.Simple Past / Past Continuous Correct! Well done. Sebastian (arrive) arrived at Susan's house a little before 9:00 PM.
several clerks (work. Now I am never going to find out how the movie ends. busily) were busily bargaining and (try)trying to sell their goods to naive tourists who (hunt) were hunting for souvenirs. I (walk) walked over to a man who (sell) was selling fruit and (buy)bought a banana. a couple of merchants (bargain. It's strange that you (call) called because I (think. The Titanic (cross) was crossing the Atlantic when it (strike) struck an iceberg. busily) were busily working at their desks. I (watch) was watching a mystery movie on TV when the electricity went out. Some young boys (lead)were leading their donkeys through the narrow streets on their way home. 8. 12. but she didn't hear anything because she (listen.phone with a customer. quietly) were quietly discussing methods to improve customer service. Sharon (be) was in the room when John told me what happened. 9. and two managers (discuss. 13. 11. A couple of men (argue) were arguing over the price of a leather belt. just) was just thinking about you. The firemen (rescue) rescued the old woman who (be) was trapped on the third . When I entered the bazaar. 10. not) was not listening.
I think she (expect. . she (live) was living there when the Berlin Wall came down. Samantha (live) lived in Berlin for more than two years. She was so annoying! She (leave. In fact. 14. actually) actually expected me to do them for her. always) was always leaving her dirty dishes in the sink. 15.floor of the burning building.
to want. etc. to say. to belong. and Mixed Verbs. to care. to owe. . to cost. to need. Normal Verbs to run. Group II Non-Continuous Verbs The second group." is smaller." These verbs are usually physical actions which you can see somebody doing. to touch. to exist.. Examples: y I eat dinner every day. to fly.. to walk. English verbs are divided into three groups: Normal Verbs. to contain. it is extremely important to understand that NOT all English verbs are the same. These verbs are rarely used in continuous tenses. Non-Continuous Verbs. called "Non-Continuous Verbs.Types of Verbs Before you begin the verb tense lessons.. to eat. Possession Verbs to possess. These verbs can be used in all tenses. to go. They include: Abstract Verbs to be. y I am eating dinner now. These verbs are usually things you cannot see somebody doing. to seem.. to own. Group I Normal Verbs Most verbs are "Normal Verbs.
Normal Verb SHE HEARS SOMETHING OTHERS CANNOT HEAR. to fear. Some meanings behave like "Non-Continuous Verbs. Examples: y He is needing help now. to mind. to hear. Non-Continuous Verb I POSSESS A DOLLAR.. . to have: y I have a dollar now. Non-Continuous Verb DONNA SEEMS CONFUSED." while other meanings behave like "Normal Verbs. to see. to envy. to feel. to look. Not Correct y He needs help now. to have. Normal Verb I AM EXPERIENCING FUN NOW. each meaning is a unique verb. called "Mixed Verbs.Emotion Verbs to like. Correct y He is wanting a drink now. y My favorite singer is appearing at the jazz club tonight. to hate. Normal Verb MY FAVORITE SINGER IS GIVING A PERFORMANCE AT THE JAZZ CLUB TONIGHT. to weigh. Non-Continuous Verb SHE HEARS THE MUSIC WITH HER EARS. to dislike. Correct Group III Mixed Verbs The third group.. List of Mixed Verbs with Examples and Definitions: to appear: y Donna appears confused. y I am having fun now. These verbs have more than one meaning.. to love. In a way. SHE IS HEARING VOICES IN HER MIND. y She is hearing voices." Mixed Verbs to appear. Not Correct y He wants a drink now. to hear: y She hears the music." is the smallest group..
to look: y Nancy looks tired. Normal Verb I AM VISITING OR CONSULTING WITH A DOCTOR. A VISION OF THE FUTURE. y I am seeing the doctor. Non-Continuous Verb HE IS SAD BECAUSE SHE IS NOT THERE. Non-Continuous Verb THE COFFEE HAS A GOOD SMELL. y He is seeing ghosts at night. y Farah is looking at the pictures. Non-Continuous Verb SHE SEEMS TIRED. to taste: y The coffee tastes good.) y I am seeing her. to think: . to smell: y The coffee smells good. Normal Verb I AM TRYING THE CAKE TO SEE WHAT IT TASTES LIKE. FOR EXAMPLE GHOSTS. Normal Verb SHE IS LOOKING WITH HER EYES. y Debbie is missing her favorite TV program. Normal Verb I AM SNIFFING THE FLOWERS TO SEE WHAT THEIR SMELL IS LIKE. y I am smelling the flowers. ETC. to miss: y John misses Sally. Non-Continuous Verb THE COFFEE HAS A GOOD TASTE. Non-Continuous Verb I SEE HER WITH MY EYES. y I am tasting the cake. to see: y I see her. Normal Verb HE SEES SOMETHING OTHERS CANNOT SEE. AURA. (ALSO USED WITH DENTIST AND LAWYER. Normal Verb I AM HAVING A RELATIONSHIP WITH HER. Normal Verb SHE IS NOT THERE TO SEE HER FAVORITE PROGRAM.
y Joe is being very American. USUALLY HE IS NOT RUDE.y He thinks the test is easy. Normal Verb SHE IS PONDERING THE QUESTION. to feel: y The massage feels great. Sometimes used as Non-Continuous Verb I AM A LITTLE SICK. Some Verbs Can Be Especially Confusing: to be: y Joe is American. This is most commonly done when a person is temporarily behaving badly or stereotypically. y I don't feel well today. USUALLY HE IS NOT FORMAL. Non-Continuous Verb THE MASSAGE HAS A PLEASING FEELING. GOING OVER IT IN HER MIND. I am not feeling well today. Sometimes used as Normal Verb I AM A LITTLE SICK. y She is thinking about the question. Non-Continuous Verb JOE IS AN AMERICAN CITIZEN. Normal Verb JOE IS BEHAVING VERY FORMALLY. Normal Verb SHE IS DETERMINING HER WEIGHT. It can also be used when someone's behavior is noticeably different. NOTICE: Only rarely is "to be" used in a continuous form. y Joe is being very rude. y Joe is being very formal. NOTICE: The second meaning of "feel" is very flexible and there is no real difference in meaning between "I don't feel well today" and "I am not feeling well today. Normal Verb JOE IS BEHAVING LIKE A STEREOTYPICAL AMERICAN. to weigh: y The table weighs a lot." . Non-Continuous Verb HE CONSIDERS THE TEST TO BE EASY. Non-Continuous Verb THE TABLE IS HEAVY. y She is weighing herself. Normal Verb JOE IS BEHAVING VERY RUDELY.
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