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Compétence

Langue : je maitrise les codes de la langue.

Mission 1

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Exercice 1 : There + BE in the past

Describe the crime scene using there + was / were.

1
a gun next to the body



2
papers everywhere



3
footprints on the floor



4
no sign of broken glass



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There was(n’t)
There were(n’t)

> There + Be
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Exercice 2 : Passive voice in the past

Which sentence is NOT in the passive voice? Explain.

1
The body was found on the floor.
There were footprints from the body to the door.
The window wasn’t broken.
No fingerprints were found on the gun.



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Subject + was / were + V-en

> Voix active et voix passive
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Exercice 3 : Past BE + V-ing

Put the verbs in the past BE + V-ing.

1
On the night of the murder, the victim Brian O’Neill (work) late as usual. His neighbour, Mrs Kat Perry, who (watch) TV, heard Mr and Mrs O’Neill who (fight). His other neighbour, Mr Bosling, (chat) on the phone with his friend Julia and they (text) when he heard a loud noise.
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Establish the circumstances of a past event.
Was / were + V-ing

> Prétérit Be + V-ing

Mission 2

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Exercice 4 : 1 past tense / 2 aspects

Complete with simple past or past BE + V-ing.

1
Mrs Perry was watching TV when (hear something).

2
Brian O’Neill wanted the Pulitzer prize so (work late).

3
Julia hated her boss Brian so maybe (kill him).

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Sudden actions: V-ed or irregular verbs
Circumstances: was / were + V-ing

> Prétérit simple
> Prétérit B +V-ing
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Exercice 5 : Probabilities

Express probabilities, then number them from the most to the least certain.

1
was / I / shocked / I / must / say / . /



2
be / killed / Brian / the / may /who / it / smoker / . /



3
murderer / Megan / missing / is / because / is/ she / the / maybe / . /



4
very / because / innocent / be / he / reliable / looks / must / he / . /

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May → it will happen or not (50 %)
Must → it will most probably happen (99 %)

> Modalité
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Exercice 6 : Past BE + V-ing

Reorder the words in these sentences.

1
victim / the / were / you / ? / What / when / was / doing / killed /



2
on / fingerprints / . / the / any / scene / were / There / crime / not /



3
they / fighting / ! / They / discussing / were / were / not / , /

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HINT



Negations: was / were + not + V-ing
Questions: (Wh- word) was / were + subject + V-ing

> Prétérit Be + V-ing
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