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Thursday at 12:02 PM
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Dear Rodrigo,

The correct version for the past tense is โ€œThe man rested in the hammock.โ€

Thanks again for bringing this to our attention! We've fixed it already.

If you have any other questions, please don't hesitate to ask.

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Rodrigo de Farias
Tuesday at 06:26 PM
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Thanks for the answer, but in the lesson notes (grammar) there is the following example:


2. The man is resting in the hammock.


Tense Target Sentence in Tense

present tense "The man rests in the hammock."

present progressive tense "The man is resting in the hammock."

past tense "The man is rested in the hammock."

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Monday at 10:25 AM
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Dear Rodrigo,

"The man is rested in the hammock" is not a past tense sentence.

"The traveler waited for the train" is a simple past tense sentence. English does not necessarily use "to be" in the past tense and is unlike other Latin-based languages such as French and Spanish in this regard, which require auxiliary verbs for this purpose a lot more frequently.

"The man is rested in the hammock" is actually a passive sentence. Passive sentences in English do require the verb "to be", followed by the past participle of the verb you are making passive. In this case, that past participle is the verb "rested", from the infinitive "to rest". In the passive, it becomes "is rested".

A passive sentence is the opposite of an active sentence, which follows the usual verb conjugation.

If you have any other questions, please don't hesitate to ask!

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Gabriella

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Rodrigo Farias
Saturday at 04:14 AM
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The use of the auxiliary verb (to be) in the past tense is optional? I ask due these two sample sentences, inserted in lesson notes: "The man is rested in the hammock" and "The traveler waited for the train".