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  1. 1. The Simple Present Tense Uobičajenaradnja, tj.radnjakoja se ponavlja u razmacima: I go to the gym on Monday and Friday. I live in Belgrade, but he lives in London. Present Continuous (to be /am, is, are/ + verb ing) Radnjakoja se događaupravo u trenutkugovorenja: Are you sitting or standing? I’m sitting. She’s listening to you. The Present Perfect (have/has + past participle) a) Radnjakoja je počela u prošlosti i traje u trenutkugovorenja: We have known each other for years. I’ve lived here for 10 years. b) Svršenjaradnja, alivremenski period u kojem se dogodilajošuvektraje: (this year, this summer…) Have you done much work today? I’ve been to the cinema twice this week. It has been very cold this winter. c) Iskustvo: Have you ever eaten snails? Have you ever been to China? Have you ever tried sushi? d) Odredbe: just, already, since, yet, ever I haven’t eaten anything since breakfast.
  2. 2. I’ve just seen him. I've already done it! Haven't you got ready yet? The Present Perfect Continuous (have/has + been + verb ing) Radnjakoja je započeta u prošlosti i traje i dalje u sadašnjosti: (ilikoja se trajaladuževremena u najskorijojprošlosti) She’s been studying French for two years. I don’t feel like going out this evening. I’ve been working all day. What have you been doing this morning? I’ve been looking at the traffic and people. • Razlikaizmeđu Simple i Continuous je što Simple iskazujestanje, a Continuous radnju: I have been working for this company since 2001. - radnja I have lived here since May. - stanje The Simple Past Tense Radnjazakoju se tačnoznakada se dogodila u prošlosti i kojaničimnijevezanazasadašnjost: He visited London three years ago. I bought this dress in Belgrade. What did you do yesterday? I saw my friend last Sunday. You watched TV last night. The Past Continuous Tense (was/were + verb ing) a) Prošlaradnjakoja je bila u tokukada se dogodiladrugaradnja: When I arrived home the children were watching TV. It was still raining when I came in.
  3. 3. As I was leaving my office, the phone rang. b) Radnjakoja je dužetrajala u određenomprošlomvremenskomperiodu: She was reading all evening. I was watching TV from 7 till 11 o’clock last night. The children were playing all afternoon. c) Dveili vise radnjikojesu se događaleistovremeno u određenomprošlomvremenskomperiodu: I was cleaning my room and mother was cooking the dinner. They were playing cards, while I was reading a book. He was playing piano and we were dancing. The Past Perfect Tense: (had + past participle) Svršenaradnjakoja se dogodila pre drugeradnje u prošlosti: When I arrived, the match had already started. When she returned home, she remembered that she had forgotten to buy coffee. I had studied English before I came to England. When they arrived to the station, the train had left. The Past Perfect Continuous Tense (had + been + verb ing) Prošlaradnjakoja je trajaladuževremena pre negošto se drugaprošlaradnjadogodila: I had been walking for five hours before I saw the first house. It had been raining for hours the day before we came. I had been waiting for hours before the bus arrived. She had been reading a book for an hour before she remembered that she had to go shopping.