PRETERIT SIMPLE / PRETERIT
SIMPLE PAST / PAST CONTINUOUS
vérifiés le 02/09/2016)
Present perfect / Simple past :
sung by Rufus Wainwright (stlyrics.com)
- Use of preterit + present perfect
"Maybe I've been here before
I know this room, I've walked this floor
I used to live alone before I knew you
I've seen your flag on the marble arch
Love is not a victory march
It's a cold and it's a broken hallelujah"
- the VIDEO or Hallelujah sung by Jeff Buckley (YouTube)
the wind by Bob Seger :
"... it was long ago
Janey was lovely she was the queen of my nights...
The secrets that we shared
Mountains that we moved
Caught like a wildfire out of control...
We were running against the wind..."
by George Michael :
"I was stitched up by the hands of fate...
I was going down for the third time
My heart was broken, I was not open to your suggestions
I had so many questions...
I think you should celebrate..."
by Bobby Goldsboro (oldielyrics.com)
twisted my ankle : Audio + Script (onestopenglish.com)
Use of past simple and preterit continuous.
I was lifting a heavy bag and I hurt my back!"
Used to Be An Animal by The Animals :
"I want to tell you a story
Once upon a time
There were five young guys..."
Next Door to Alice by Smokie
"When I rushed to the window,
And I looked outside,
And I could hardly believe my eyes -
As a big limousine rolled up
Into Alice's drive..."
Man by Emerson, Lake & Palmer :
"He had white Horses
And ladies by the score
All dressed in satin
And waiting by the door
Ooooh, what a lucky man he was"
by Shawn Mullins (sing365.com)
- 'Route 23' by Steven Seagal (lyrics on the CD : Songs from
the Crystal Cave)
Tales by Billy Joe Mcguffery :
"Now Billy Joe McGuffrey was a really clumsy kid.
On the first day of first grade, I'll tell you what he did.
He tripped over a pencil box and flew up in the air,
Landed on a kangaroo who pulled out all his hair..."
by The Beatles
"Oh, yesterday came suddenly.
Had to go I don't know, she wouldn't say.