Future (in the past) Simple and Continuous
O tempo Futuro ou Future (in past), responde às perguntas:
What was going to happen? (O que iria acontecer?) Não contínua
What was going to be happening? (O que iria estar acontecendo?) Contínua
Note abaixo as estruturas:
- Sujeito + was/were + going to + verbo em presente (I was going to work).
- Sujeito + was/were + going to + be + verbo em progressivo (I was going to be working).
Future Simple (in past) – Forma não contínua
What was going to happen? -O que ia acontecer?
I was going to work – Eu ia trabalhar
- I am sorry. I was going to call you but then I forgot.
Desculpe. Ia ligar para você, mas eu esqueci.
- We were going to take the foreign visitors around town, but they never arrived.
Íamos levar os visitantes estrangeiros para conhecer a cidade, mas eles nunca chegaram.
- James was going to print his paper, but the printer was not working.
James ia imprimir o seu trabalho, mas a impressora não estava funcionando.
- Mr. Robert was going to fix his car, but it was too expensive.
O Sr. Robert ia consertar o seu carro, mas estava caro demais.
- That singer was going to record a new album but then she got sick.
Aquela cantora ia gravar um novo álbum, mas ela ficou doente.
Future Continuous (in past) – Forma continua
What was going to be happening? – O que iria estar acontecendo?
I was going to be working – Eu iria estar trabalhando.
- Mrs. Jones was going to be working in her garden, but it was too cold to be outdoors.
A Sra. Jones estaria trabalhando no jardim, mas estava frio demais para ficar fora.
- Alan was going to be repairing the front door when the tenants arrived.
Alan estaria reparando a porta de ingresso quando chegassem os alugadores.
- The boys had lost their tent so they were going to be sleeping under the trees.
Os meninos tinham perdido a barraca por isso estariam dormindo embaixo das árvores.
- They were not going to be painting their apartment on a wet day.
Não estariam pintando o departamento num dia úmido.
- Was Peter going to be calling her during the baseball game?
Peter iria ligar ela durante o jogo de baseball