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Friday, January 4, 2013

How does one translate the Past Perfect Progressive? Example, "Betty failed the final test because she had not been attending class." Another example, "Jason was tired because he had been jogging."

Use the combination te (past tense indicator) + ap (progressive form indicator)

1.  Betty failed the final test because she had not been attending class.
     Betty te echwe nan dènye egzamen an paske li pa t'ap prale nan klas.

2. "Jason was tired because he had been jogging." 
      Jason te fatige paske li te ap kouri.
     Jason te fatige paske li t'ap kouri.

3. She had been talking to her friends when she collapsed.
     Li te ap pale ak zanmi l yo lè li te pèdi konesans.
    Li t'ap pale ak zanmi l yo lè li te pèdi konesans.

4.  If you had not been crying, they would have never found us.
     Si ou pa t'ap kriye, yo pa ta janm jwenn nou.

5.  If you had been watching the baby instead of talking on the phone, all this would not have happened.
     Si ou t'ap veye bebe a angiz ap pale nan telefòn, tout sa pa ta janm rive.

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