§ forms of the south and the Midland fell together and became –ing in ME terms § this form survived into Modern English è pronouns o north: they, their, them o south: hi, here (hire, hure), hem o northern forms survived into Modern English o loss of unstressed vowels è sounds o initial f and s often
Forms of English Past and Present 5.3.2009 History started in the 5th century and is still going on today New words: to google, gossip, to facebook, to handbag (to convince somebody with a little bit of force) Periods of the History of English: Old English (450-1150) Middle Engl. (1150-1500) Geoffrey
Du nimmst die Zeitung. __________________­____________________ Nimmst du die Zeitung? __________________­____________________ Wir lasen ein Buch. __________________­____________________ Lasen wir ein Buch? __________________­____________________ 2. Fill in the correct
Worksheet, Past tense, Present Perfect, Blackout, Interview 2012
Worksheet: Past Tense versus Present Perfect
1. Blackout – Fill in pasttense or present perfect.
Last Monday the overloaded generators of our city has broken (1. break) down. Since then we had (2. have) a complete blackout.
The first day the children ate (3. eat) practically nothing but ice‑cream, because the deep‑ freezer in our supermarket stopped (4. stop) working, of course, and they gave (5. give) free ice-cream to everybody.
At home, no refrigerator! Since then we have eaten (6. eat) nothing but bread with soft butter and half‑melted cheese. No electric cooker! I have not (7. not have) a single cup of coffee or tea in three days.
No elevator! I seldom walked (8. seldom walk) up and down so many stairs in my life. No vacuum cleaner! My husband has just discovered (9. just discover) the usefulness of the old‑.....[read full text]