Wow! How many comments! I read all the messages and Iīll reply later. Now I have to do my homework. In her post last friday (January 2, 2009),Teacher Hellen proposed a challenge. She asked us how many different tenses she used in that post and what they were. Iīll try to answer now and I suggest you do the same before continue to read.
So, letīs start...
The first tense she used was the present simple to say: "I can't wait to get acquainted with you". Then she asked using the past simple: "how did you spend your Christmas and new year?".
When she asks "How long have you been blogging?" she used the present perfect continuous. She used the present continuous to say "Here is a picture of her on Christmas day eating a traditional Sri Lankan breakfast of kiribath", and the past continuous when she said "It was really exciting this year as she could actually tear open the presents with very little assistance from us".
The present continuous is used to say "My father is coming to stay with us for 3 weeks..." and the future simple in "I will bring him into our virtual classroom to chat with you".
In my opinion, she used 6 tenses in her text last friday. Am I right?
About Helen's last post (January 5, 2009), I think she is right. She thinks I don't explain well my sentences because I'm affraid... I agree with her. I will try to write more and explain better my ideas.
Thank you, Helen!
See you soon!
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