A False Cognate 1. There is a false cognate in the following sentence from the text. Can you spot it?
What does it mean? Answer in your notebook.
“But after forty days without a fish the boy’s parents had told him that [...]”
2. How do you say parentes in English?
Another Use of the -ing Form
Observe the use of the -ing form of the verb
to take in this sentence:
“[...] and he had gone eighty-four days now without taking a fish.”
Why do you think the verb is used in the -ing form?
Because it comes after a preposition (without).
Because it expresses an action in progress.