3 January 2013

**TIME CHANGE, Jan. 3rd, 2013**



Change the time in the following sentence by the word replacing yesterday with another time clue in front of the sentence. Each student should choose a different verb tense.

I see out of the window that the trees are blowing in the wind; I notice garbage and dead leaves are being tossed around by the wind, and even the birds seem to be in hiding as not even one flies about outside.

Each student should use a different time frame (verb tense).


17 comments:

Eduardo Moreno. said...

Tomorrow I will see out of the window that the trees will be blowing in the wind; I will notice garbage, and dead leaves will be being tossed around by the wind, and even the birds will seem to be in hiding as not even one will fly about outside.

Sara said...

When I saw out of the window that the trees were blowing in the wind; I noticed garbage and dead leaves were being tossed around by the wind; and even the birds seemed to be in hiding as not even one flew about outside.

Veronica Baig said...

EDUARDO: Good, but there are ways you could avoid the awkward "be being."
SARA:Good verb tense changes, but you need to fix the punctuation;-)

Sara said...

When I saw out of the window that the trees were blowing in the wind; I noticed garbage and dead leaves were being tossed around by the wind, and even the birds seemed to be in hiding as not even one flew about outside.

YOSUA said...

Yosua ENGL140

Since the last two hours, I have seen out of the window that the trees have been blowing in the wind; I have noticed garbage and dead leaves have been tossed around by the wind, and even the birds have seemed to be in hiding as not even one have flown about outside.

Veronica Baig said...

SARA:You should not use a semicolon after a dependent clause;-)
YOSUA: A good start--now think about your use of "since"--it's used with a specific time in the past and not duration. Also check a subject-verb agreement issue;-)

YOSUA said...

Since the last two hours, I saw out of the window that the trees have been blowing in the wind; I have noticed garbage and dead leaves have been tossed around by the wind, and even the birds have seemed to be in hiding as not even one has flown about outside.

Sara said...

When I saw out of the window that the trees were blowing in the wind, I noticed garbage and dead leaves were being tossed around by the wind, and even the birds seemed to be in hiding as not even one flew about outside.

Veronica Baig said...

YOSUA:You've corrected the verb problem, but I was telling you not to use "since" with duration of time;-)
SARA: Thank you!

Yosua ENGL140 said...

For the last two hours, I have seen out of the window that the trees have been blowing in the wind; I have noticed garbage and dead leaves have been tossed around by the wind, and even the birds have seemed to be in hiding as not even one has flown about outside.

Veronica Baig said...

YOSUA: That's it:-)

Alexey said...

Alexey ENGL140

Every single year on Christmas Eve during the last ten minutes of the day, I have been seeing out of the window that the trees have been blowing in the wind; I have been noticing garbage and dead leaves have being tossed around by the wind, and even the birds have seemed to be in hiding as not even one flies about outside.

Veronica Baig said...

ALEXEY: That's close--think about "have being tossed";-)

Alexey said...

Alexey ENGL140

Every single year on Christmas Eve during the last ten minutes of the day, I have been seeing out of the window that the trees have been blowing in the wind; I have been noticing garbage and dead leaves have been (being) tossed around by the wind, and even the birds have seemed to be in hiding as not even one flies about outside.

Veronica Baig said...

ALEXEY: That's it--good!

Kenneth said...

Last week, I looked out of the window to see trees that were blowing in the wind; I noticed garbage and dead leaves were being tossed around by the wind, and even the birds seemed to be in hiding as not even one flew about outside.

Veronica Baig said...

KENNETH: yes, but you needed to choose a different time frame and verb tenses from those of another student;-)