Saturday, November 15, 2014

A Hero - Grammar



C. Grammar
Look at the following sentences from the text.
  1. Father was sitting under the lamp and reading the newspaper.
  2. He looked over the newspaper.
Sentence 1 is in the Past Continuous Tense form.  It conveys that the action was in progress at a particular point of time in the past. In sentence 2, the verb looked is in the Simple Past Tense. It shows that the action was complete in the past.

  1. Pick out 5 sentences from the story that use the Simple Past Tense and  5 sentences that use the Past Continuous Tense. Write them down into your notebook.
  1. Read the following paragraph and fill in the blanks with the simple  past or past continuous forms.
While  Swami’s  father …….........……….  (read)  the  newspaper,  Swami …..……………..(listen) to it. His father ………………… (ask) him to sleep alone. But he …………………. (be) afraid of ghosts. He ……………………….…..………(want) to sleep  in  his  grandmother ’s  room. While  he …………….………..(sleep),  he ……………….…….…………(have) a terrible dream. A tiger …………………….…… (chase) him and he ……………………..…………….…(try) to escape.

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