Revision of Verb Tenses 1. Look again at these sentences from the text on page 116, pay close attention to the
context and say whether the verbs in bold express present, past or future. Write
that information down in your notebook, as appropriate.
a) Franz Kafka, the story goes, encountered a little girl in the park where he went walking daily. She was crying. She had lost her doll and was desolate.
b) For me there are two wise lessons in this story: Grief and loss are ubiquitous
even for a young child. And the way toward healing is to look for how love
comes back in another form.
c) In summary it said: “every thing that you love, you will eventually lose, but in
the end, love will return in a different form.”
d) How healing it is to hold this conviction, that love will return. It is our job to
recognize it in its new form.
2. All the verbs in the previous activity were used in their simple form, except two.
Answer the questions below about them.
a) Which of them was used in the continuous or progressive form, expressing an
action in progress? Write that sentence down in your notebook.
b) Which of them was used in a perfect form, expressing an action that happened
before another one, both in the past? Write that sentence down in your notebook.
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