Name the tenses in bold in the texts. How is each tense formed? Which express an action/actions which:
a were happening at the same time in the past?
b was in progress at a stated time in the past?
c was happening when another action interrupted it?
d happened before another action in the past?
e happened one after the other in the past?
f shows the duration of a past action happening before another past action?
What a Coinsidence!
In 1953, a man called Irv Kupcinet
1) was staying at a hotel in London
when he found some items in his
room with the name Harry Hannin
on them, the name of a good friend
of his. Two days later, he received a
letter from Hannin. Hannin told
him an amazing story! A few weeks
before, he 2) had been staying at a
hotel in Paris when he found a tie
in a drawer - with Kupcinet’s name
In 2008, an Australian woman lost an
earring in the sea. Three days later,
she 3) was talking to her husband while
he 4) was cleaning some fish he 5) had
just caught. He 6) saw something shiny
inside and 7) pulled it out... it was the
earring his wife 8) had lost!
In Detroit. USA in the 1930s. a man
called Joseph Figlock 9) was
walking down the street when a
baby fell from a high window onto
him. Then, a year later, another
baby fell from the very same
building onto him again!