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"רצתי כל הבוקר! עכשיו אני נח."

Translation:I ran all morning! Now I am having a rest.

September 4, 2016



'I've been running all morning' is another perfectly acceptable form of the past tense in English (past continuous) but I was marked wrong. Reported. In case a moderator is reading this: רצתי could be translated in a number of ways in English: I ran, I have run (or I've run), I have been running (or I've been running), I was running, I had run (or I'd run), I had been running (I'd been running). Some of these are used less often in US English than say, in Britain or Australia, so some Israelis may be less familiar with these forms, but they are grammatically correct and used a lot in many English-speaking countries. This applies to any verb in the past tense in Hebrew, and which form is used will depend on context. Because there is no specific context here, any of these possibilities should be accepted as correct.


So, what is your sentence?


What is the problem with: I ran all the morning?


That sounds a bit awkward in English. We would say either "I ran all morning" or "I ran the whole morning", but "all the morning" isn't a common way of saying it


Why my sentence is wrong? Please help me!


It's not correct idiomatically. In English, we don't include 'all' in that particular phrase. We say 'all morning' - that's just the way we say it. It's the same 'all night' - it's not 'all the night'. 'I worked all morning.' 'I slept all night.' 'I played football all afternoon.' 'I learned Hebrew all evening.' And so on. You could say 'I slept all through the night', or 'I learned Hebrew the whole evening', but not 'all the night' or 'all the evening'.


I'm wondering if this has to literally mean I ran (or was running) or could it also mean I was really busy, as in "I was running around all morning" or "I was on the go all morning"?

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