toast- to toast bread, to drink to (brindis)
buttered side- to reject someone
dumb- that can not talk
disguised to hide appearance, to hide.poll to get, to record
puzzles to be wilder, confused
distorted to twist
indeed really, effectively
cliche phrase, topic
- sometimes we use past tense to refer to present or futur situations. This might be because the situation is hypotetical
I WISH I HAD MORE MONEY (I don´t have money)
We canalso use this form when we sant to be more indirecto or polite
I THINK IT´S TIME WE LEFT
I WOULD RATHER YOU DIDN´T SEND ME FLOWERS
Certan structures like these use a past verb with apresent or a future meaning.
a) It´s time - subject - past tense verb
IT´S TIME WE LEFT (leave is in the past)
b) I´d rather - subject - past tense verb
I´D RATHER YOU CAME NOW (Now no later)
c) I wish_ if only - past tense verb
IF ONLY I HAD A CAR (don´t have a car at the present)
I´s time and I´d rather can also be folloed by the infinitive (with out to) when there is no change ofsubject
IT´S TIME TO GO
IT´S TIME WE WENT
I´D RATHER GO
I´D RATHER YOU WENT
We can also made it´s time stronger by adding about or high.
IT´S ABOUT TIME THEY MENDED THAT FENCE (we used toshow that we´re annoyed because something has happened later that is should)
IT´S HIGH TIME WE DECORATED THE HOUSE (to add emphasis)
THE PERFECT ASPECT
Verbs tenses express ideas abouttime: past, present, and future.
the present aspect focuses on other points.
a) Connection between two times fo example a link between past and present
SHE´S GONE TO THE BANK (she´s not here now)
b)The exact time of the action is not known or not important.
SHE´S GONE TO THE BANK (shen isn´t known or important)
c) The action is completed before a ceertain time
HE´D SEEN HER THAT...