ordering past events

ordering past events

Point 35 in the category of PAST is defined:

past simple to order sequences of events in the past, in the context of narratives.


PELIC STUDENT EXAMPLE:

looked at the sheet and thought about it and then I continued following my sheet.

When I noticed that I should have arrived,

called my brother and he told me that I had the wrong directions.

Arabic male, level 5 grammar class.


Two of the EGP examples use ‘and then’ while one only uses ‘and’ to connect past simple verbs.

_VVD * and then

1 SAID , AND THEN 762
2 LEFT , AND THEN 277
3 HAPPENED , AND THEN 262
4 WANTED , AND THEN 236
5 SAID . AND THEN 233
6 DIED , AND THEN 217
7 CAME OUT AND THEN 199
8 NEEDED , AND THEN 186
9 STARTED , AND THEN 147
10 PASSED , AND THEN 146
11 FOLLOWED , AND THEN 131
12 WORKED , AND THEN 125
13 DECIDED THERE AND THEN 124
14 HAPPENED . AND THEN 122
15 CAME , AND THEN 121
16 PAUSED , AND THEN 118
17 MADE , AND THEN 102
18 USED , AND THEN 102
19 BEGAN , AND THEN 100
20 SAID YES AND THEN 97
21 SAW , AND THEN 94
22 STOPPED , AND THEN 92
23 CLOSED , AND THEN 91
24 WENT , AND THEN 91
25 REMOVED , AND THEN 84
26 CAME BACK AND THEN 82
27 CAME IN AND THEN 82
28 DRIED , AND THEN 79
29 SMILED , AND THEN 79
30 LAUGHED , AND THEN 78
31 WENT BY AND THEN 76
32 BOUGHT IT AND THEN 75
33 INSTALLED , AND THEN 72
34 ARRIVED , AND THEN 71
35 INVOLVED , AND THEN 71
36 SAID NO AND THEN 71
37 CAME ON AND THEN 70
38 ASKED , AND THEN 70
39 FAILED , AND THEN 70
40 GOT MARRIED AND THEN 70
41 CREATED , AND THEN 69
42 THOUGHT , AND THEN 67
43 WENT AWAY AND THEN 65
44 WROTE , AND THEN 61
45 LOST , AND THEN 60
46 OCCURRED , AND THEN 60
47 CRIED , AND THEN 59
48 WAITED , AND THEN 59
49 WENT OUT AND THEN 59
50 HIT , AND THEN 58
51 WENT UP AND THEN 57
52 SET UP AND THEN 55
53 LOOKED AROUND AND THEN 53
54 READ , AND THEN 53
55 WON , AND THEN 53
56 DIED . AND THEN 52
57 GOT IT AND THEN 52
58 HESITATED , AND THEN 52
59 LIKED , AND THEN 52
60 WENT DOWN AND THEN 52
61 PROVIDED , AND THEN 50
62 FELL , AND THEN 49
63 STARTED . AND THEN 49
64 ENDED , AND THEN 48
65 TURNED OFF AND THEN 48
66 WANTED . AND THEN 48
67 BROKE , AND THEN 47
68 ATE , AND THEN 47
69 ANSWERED , AND THEN 46
70 LEFT . AND THEN 46
71 NODDED , AND THEN 46
72 WORKED . AND THEN 46
73 AGREED , AND THEN 45
74 CAME FROM AND THEN 45
75 FINISHED , AND THEN 45
76 LISTENED , AND THEN 45
77 SHOWED UP AND THEN 45
78 WOKE UP AND THEN 45
79 TESTED , AND THEN 44
80 CAME UP AND THEN 43
81 WENT IN AND THEN 43
82 APPEARED , AND THEN 42
83 STOLE SECOND AND THEN 42
84 WENT WRONG AND THEN 42
85 LOVED IT AND THEN 41
86 RETURNED , AND THEN 40
87 USED IT AND THEN 40
88 LAUGHED . AND THEN 39
89 MENTIONED , AND THEN 39
90 MET , AND THEN 39
91 KNEW , AND THEN 38
92 PLAYED , AND THEN 37
93 WENT . AND THEN 37
94 LIKED IT AND THEN 36
95 THOUGHT . AND THEN 36
96 GOT HOME AND THEN 35
97 KILLED HIM AND THEN 35
98 SPOKE , AND THEN 35
99 TOOK , AND THEN 35
100 REPLIED , AND THEN 34


A2:
agreed, arrived, away, broke, by, cried, decided, dried, ended, failed, fell, followed, happened, hit, killed, laughed, lost, married, passed, returned, set, stole, turned off, won
B1:
appeared, created, installed, involved, looked around, mentioned, paused, provided, removed, replied, smiled, tested
B2:
died out, hesitated, nodded, occurred

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