bird box has been a holiday netflix sensation. have u seen it? if u haven’t, don’t worry; no spoilers here (info that will ruin your experience watching the movie). just the trailer.
there are many examples of present perfect in this trailer, starting at :30 with two examples of present perfect continuous when the doctor asks sandra bullock
how’ve u been feeling? have u been sleeping any better?
present perfect continuous uses the past participle been with the -ing form of another verb. the difference between present perfect and present perfect continuous is not always significant. both represent actions that started in the past and continue to the present. present perfect continuous might indicate a shorter period of time. in this case, the implication is since the last time malorie saw her doctor.
fun esl practice richyrocks english on youtube
how’ve is a contraction of how have.
well, rough, but then again i never slept well before this condition.
rough means she hasn’t slept well. then again is similar to on the other hand; an opposing idea. u can hear it in the first line of ok go‘s song with the famous treadmill video…
it could be ten, but then again I can’t remember half an hour since a quarter to four
and the first line of the second verse of the classic frank sinatra song my way contains present perfect and then again
regrets. i’ve had a few. but then again, too few to mention.
at :40 in the bird box trailer, the doctor replies
it’s called pregnancy. it’s ok to say it out loud.
her application of out loud means audibly, so everyone can hear, it’s not taboo to say “pregnancy.
there is another example of present perfect at :50, when malorie’s sister jessica (sarah paulsen) sees chaos in the streets and observes that something’s happened. something’s is a contraction of something has.
at 1:21 douglas (john malkovich) uses present perfect twice…
every contact we’ve had with the outside has brought us death.
and at 1:30 after malorie’s companion (partner, boyfriend) tom (trevante rhodes) tells her that their kids deserve hope (they should have it). malorie uses present perfect twice too in her response.
every single decision i have made has been for them
every single emphasizes the importance of each individual decision.
it is used a lot in popular music, like the title of this rap that features snoop dogg
the most famous song by the police, every breath u take has the same line in the opening verse, and as a background vocal during the outro
every single day, every word u say
the chorus of beautiful by christina aguilera says
i,u,we am/are beautiful in every single way
and the hook for devil inside by inxs says
every single one of us: the devil inside
also interesting in the trailer…
at 1:55 malorie says
we are going on the trip now. it’s going to be rough.
trip is usually used as a noun when talking about going from one place to another. travel is usually used as a verb, NOT a noun. we are going on the travel now would sound weird. rough in this context means difficult.
taking a trip in a boat
and at 2:15 she tells her kids, boy and girl,
under no circumstance are u allowed to take off your blindfold
under no circumstance means never. allowed means permitted. take off means remove. blindfold is probably the most obvious vocabulary associated with bird bag. the blindfold all the characters wear in the movie protects them from the unseen (to the audience) force causing all the chaos.
there are many memes at the moment that feature sandra bullock wearing a blindfold.
on the reals, bird box was an entertaining movie but for netflix viewing this holiday season, i liked roma and bandersnatch better. what do u think? share your opinion under leave a reply