Lesson 42 - Exercise 9 - Professor Gary - WAS I?
- Gary does not answer the question. He questions the question.
- Gary says he does not teach anymore.
- Gary' wife, June says he doesn't still teach.
Interviewer: WERE you good at school?
Gary: WAS I good at school?
Why the emphasis on was?
Because Gary was a teacher and he is a teacher now (Past AND Present tenses). He has not stopped teaching!
He STILL teaches. He has taught for 39 years (Present Perfect).