Presentation of squent tensesPresentation Transcript
. Defenition of Sequent Tenses
Sequent Tense is the arrangement of tenses in a sentence according to the situation of time when the happening occurs. Consequently, it focuses to the specific writing especially writing focus.
When two clauses make up a sentence, they show a time relationship based on certain time words and verb tenses. This relationship is called sequence tenses. The verb tenses of the main will determine that of the dependent clause. The following below appears the some rules of sequence tenses:
The characteristics of sequence tense
If the main clause is present tense, then the dependent clause will be:
Will,can,or may + verb
I see that Samuel is writing her compotition.
Do you know who is riding the bicycle?
He says that he will look a job next week
I know that she is going to win that prize.
Mary says that she can play the piano.
If the main clause is past tense, then the dependent clause will be:
Past progressive or simple past
Would, could, might + verb
I gave he package to my sister when she visited us last week.
Mike visited the Jakarta Art Museum while he was studying in japan.
He said that he would look for a job next week.
Diana said that she could play piano.
I hoped he had arrived safely.
Exercises I :
I waited for my friend until he.......(to come)
So long as the rain......., I stayed at home.(to continue)
He likes you better than.......likes me.(he, him, I)
He helped him more than.......helps his own children.(he, him, I)
We are much stronger than.......(they, them)
I know you are bigger than........(I, me)
Exercises II :
The following sentences with present tense verbs in the main clause. change the main clause to past:
He says that he will finish the project by May.
Mark thinks he is going to win the award.
I hear that Kate has accepted a new position at the East Side Clinic.
Stave says that he will make the desert for the party.