A: Hi John..where were you last night? why didn’t you come to my birthday party? (simple past tense)
B: I’m so sorry, I wish I could come to your birthday party, but my father had come (past perfect) to visit me before I went. So I couldnt go. did Jack come?
A: yeah, but I he went home when we were singing together (past continous) because his mother was sick.
B: I am so sorry to hear that. was the party cool?
A: yes, we had been singing together for 3 hours on my backyard’s home when finally rain came fall down.
B: well, next year I must come to your birthday party bro.
A: Ok, I will be glad.
Yang harus diingat dalam membuat percakapan yang menunjukkan adanya penyesalan adalah pernyataan penyesalan menggunakan kalimat:
- If I had/hadn’t V3, Subject + would/wouldn’t + have V3.
- I wish I had V3
- I regret having V3 / not having V3 (to have V3 / not to have V3)
- I ought to have V3
- I regret that I V2
- I should have V3