Keçmiş davamedici zamandan hər hansı bir hadisənin keçmişdə baş vermdiyini və müəyən müddətdə davametdiyini bildirmək üçün istifadə olunur:
It is 6 o'clock now.
Sarah is at home.
She is watching television.
At 4 o'clock she wasn't at home. She was at the sports club.
She was playing tennis.
She wasn't watching television.
Keçmiş davamedici zaman was/were fel -ing şəklində düzəlir:
What were you doing at 11.30 yesterday? Were you working?
'What did he say?' 'I don't know. I wasn't listening.'
It was raining, so we didn't go out.
In 1985 we were living in Canada.
Today she's wearing a skirt, but yesterday she was wearing trousers.
I woke up early yesterday. It was a beautiful morning. The sun was shining and the birds were singing.
am/is/are fel -ing (present) -> was/were fel -ing (past):
I'm working (now). I was working at 10.30 last night.
It isn't raining (now). It wasn't raining when we went out.
What are you doing (now)? What were you doing at three o'clock?
Zamanla bağlı köməkçi sözlər
Zaman bağlı köməkçi sözləri bir neçə kateqoriyaya bölmək olar:
Bir hadisənin digərindən əvvəl baş verdiyini bildirmək üçün:
Before I went to work I fed the cat. [or, more commonly in written English: Before going to work...] I had written to her prior to meeting the committee. [formal/Written style] It was nice to be in Venice. Previously I'd only been to Rome, [fairly formal, more informal would be before that, I...] I was in the office from 2.30.I was out earlieron. [before then, fairly informal] The city is now called Thatcherville. Formerlyit was Grabtown. [used when something has changed its name, state, etc.]
Eyni vaxtda baş verən hadisələri bildirmək üçün:
While I waited, I read the newspaper. [or, more formal: While waiting, I read...; the waiting and reading happen together.] As I was driving to work, I saw an accident. [As describes the background when something happens in the foreground.]
I saw her just as she was turning the corner. [precise moment] During the war, I lived in Dublin. [does not specify how long] Throughout the war, food was rationed. [from beginning to end]
She was entering at the very time / the very moment I was leaving. [These two are stronger and more precise than as or just as.]
Bir hadisənin digərindən sonra baş verdiyini bildirmək üçün:
After I'd locked up, I went to bed. [or, more formal: After locking up... ; we do not usually say 'After having locked up...'.]
We went to the castle. Then we caught a bus to the. beach. First we went to the theatre. After that, we had a meal.
He fell ill and was admitted to hospital. He died soon afterwards. [In these two examples, after that and afterwards are interchangeable.] Following my visit to Peking, I bought lots of books about China. [fairly formal]
Bir hadisənin hər hansı bir vaxtda baş verdiyini bildirmək üçün:
When I'm rich and famous, I'll buy a yacht. [Note: not 'When I will be rich...'] As soon as we've packed we can leave, [immediately after] Once we've finished we can go and have a coffee, [less specific] The moment / the minute I saw his face I knew I'd met him before.
I stayed in that hospital the time (that) I broke my leg.
I met Polly at Ken's wedding. On that occasion she was with a different man.
İki hadisəni və ya müddəti birləşdirmək üçün:
The meal will take about an hour. In the meantime, relax and have a drink, [between now and the meal]
The new whiteboards are arriving soon. Till then, we'll have to use the old ones.
I last met him in 1985. Since then I haven't set eyes on him. By the time I retire, I will have worked here 26 years.
Hörmətli Qonaq, siz sayta qeydiyyatsız istifadəçi kimi daxil olmusunuz.
Saytda şərh yazmaq, xəbər göndərmək və eləcə də digər hüquqlardan istifadə edə bilmək üçün QEYDİYYATDAN keçməyinizi məsləhət görürük.