Past Continuous: I Went Back to My Country

by Bernice
(Kansas)

Bernice uses the past continuous to tell her story of how she came to live in the United States of America and her visit home to Honduras after 5 long years. I WAS AN ILLEGAL immigrant PERSON AT in THE USA. I GOT MARRIED WITH an American CITIZEN PERSON FROM THIS COUNTRY, SO I GOT MY PAPERS THROUGh HIM. I HAD went 5 YEARS WITHOUT VISITING MY COUNTRY HONDURAS but I WAS THERE LAST YEAR AND IT WAS AMAZING.

I SAW MY MOTHER, MY BROTHER AND MY FAMILY. I WAS REALLY HAPPY. I SPENDED spent TWO WEEKS WITH THEM and I HAD THE OPPORTUNITY TO SAW see MY OLD FRIENDS AND HAVINGe FUN WITH THEM. IT IS TOO so DIFFICULT TO WAIT FOR SO MANY YEARS WITHOUT SEEing YOUR FAMILY OR FRIENDS; especially WHEN YOU ARE ILLEGAL IN A COUNTRY illegally. It IS LIKE TO BE being IN A JAIL.


What I enjoyed THE MOST THAT I ENJOYED WAS TO SEE seeing MY MOTHER AGAIN. I HAD MANY PLANS BEFORE arriving, but WHEN I GOT THERE, BUT I DID NOT DO ANYTHING. I SPENDED spent THE wHOLE TIME AT MY HOME BECAUSE, my entire ALL THE FAMILY GOT went THERE EVERY DAY AFTER THEIR JOBS work. WE spent THE TIME TALKING, LAUGHING AND EATING. CAN YOU IMAGING EATing FOOD FROM YOUR COUNTRY, after 5 years without it?, BECAUSE IT IS COMPLETELY DIFFERENT, EVEN WHEN YOU TRY TO COOK IN THE SAME WAY in a different place. WHAT I ENJOYED THE MOST WAS MY COUNTRY's FOOD. THAT'S WHY I GOT LIKE gained 10 MORE POUNDS AFTER during MY VACATION.

THE REASON OF THIS HISTORY story, IT IS TO LET YOU KNOW THAT THE MOST WONDERFUL THING OF in THIS WORLD IS FAMILY. LOVE YOUR PARENTS, YOUR FAMILY AND YOUR TRUE FRIENDS.
Bernice, thank-you for your assignment submission. You wrote a very good story. I must have been very difficult for you not to see your family for 5 years. I live in Spain, my family is in Canada, but I go home once or twice a year. That is hard enough.

One request: In the future please write in lower case not CAPS, it is easier to read and edit if your work is in lower case. Thanks Bernice! Move onto the next assignment.

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