past simple e past continuous



il past simple , passato semplice

Il past simple inglese in genere si forma aggiungendo ed, tuttavia esistono molti verbi irregolari.
Il past simple si usa per azioni finite: esempi
  • i started this web site a lot of years ago
  • shakespeare lived in london
  • she wrote a very good song last year
  • did you go on holiday last year?
  • i didn't go on holiday last year
  • i was tired yesterday because i was sick



    il past continuous, passato progressivo

    Il past continuous inglese si usa per riferirsi a qualcosa nel passato che era iniziato,Ma non era ancora finito -stavo facendo qualcosa in un certo momento, l'azione non era finita: esempi
  • i remeber when i got here 15 years ago,i was looking for a job...
  • what were you doing yesterday morning?
  • lilly phoned while we were watching the match
  • i saw him when he was playing his match


    esempi di past simple e past continuous : aforismi

    Maybe it was mean, but I really don't think so. You asked for the truth and I told you.
    Sinead O'Connor
    forse era cattivo,ma io davvero penso di no. tu mi chiesi di dirti la verita' e te la dissi.

    God couldn't be everywhere, so he created mothers
    fio non poteva essere ovunque,cosi' creo' le madri
    (proverbio ebraico).

    I didn't find my friends; the good Lord gave them to me.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson
    io non ho trovato i miei amici; il buon signore li ha dati a me.

    America is the only country that went from barbarism to decadence without civilization in between.
    Oscar Wilde
    l'Aamerica e' il solo paese che e' andato dalla barbarie alla decadenza senza civilizzazione in mezzo.

    My mother buried three husbands, and two of them were just napping.
    Rita Rudner
    mia madre seppelli tre mariti,e due di loro stavano solo schiacciando un pisolino.

    I had a monumental idea this morning, but I didn't like it.
    Samuel Goldwyn
    avevo una idea enorme stamattina, ma non mi piaceva.

    Every man is guilty of all the good he didn't do.
    Voltaire
    ogni uomo e' colpevole di tutto il bene che non ha fatto.

    I was a vegetarian until I started leaning toward the sunlight.
    Rita Rudner
    Ero vegetariano fino a quando iniziai a pendere verso la luce del sole.

    Did you ever stop to think, and forget to start again?
    A. A. Milne quotes
    hai mai smesso di pensare, e dimenticato diripartire?



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