18 April 2013

**TIME CHANGE, April 18th, 2013**



Change the time (verb tense) in the following sentence; replace any time clue words as necessary.

Easter came and went too quickly; even though it was  a four-day holiday, there was a lot of work I had to do around the house because of some renovations that were happening. I had to remove all of the furniture away from the walls, and of course, that also meant that some of the furniture—cupboards, shelves, and wall units needed to be emptied. In addition, once furniture was moved, a lot of accumulated dust was also visible and had to be cleaned up.

Note that there is more than one way to do this. Each student should use a different time frame/verb tense(s).

4 comments:

Peggy Ronning said...

Easter will come and go too quickly; even though it will be a four-day holiday, there will be a lot of work I will have to do around the house because of some renovations that will be happening. I will have to remove all of the furniture away from the walls, and of course, that also will mean that some of the furniture-cupboards, shelves, and wall units will need to be emptied. In addition, once the furniture is moved , a lot of accumulated dust will also be visible and will have to be cleaned up.

Veronica Baig said...

PEGGY: Nicely done--you're really getting the hang of this!

KennethENGL140 said...

OK. I tired to do present tense without changing the paragraph too much. I don't feel it makes much sense, but only had this tense to work with. Here goes.

Easter seems to be coming and going too quickly; even though it is a four-day holiday, there is a lot of work I am doing around the house because of some ongoing renovations. I am removing all of the furniture away from the walls, and of course, that also means that some of the furniture—cupboards, shelves, and wall units are being emptied. In addition, the moving furniture is being cleaned because it is generating a lot of accumulating dust that is visible.

Veronica Baig said...

KENNETH: You've done a good job with that--the only change you need to make is to "moving"--this should be stay as "moved" which is now a participial adjective;-) (I don't need to see the correction).