Past continuous

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Past continuous

  1. 1. You were studying when she called.Were you studying when she called?You were not studying when she called.
  2. 2. Last night at 6 PM, I ate dinner.I started eating at 6 PM.Last night at 6 PM, I was eating dinner.I started earlier; and at 6 PM, I was in the process of eating dinner.
  3. 3. I was studying while he was making dinner.While Ellen was reading, Tim was watching television.Were you listening while he was talking?
  4. 4. Example:She was always coming to class late.
  5. 5. Affirmative Negative InterrogativeI was Dancing I wasn´t Dancing Was i DancingYou were Dancing You weren´t Dancing Were you Dancing?He was Dancing He wasn´t Dancing Was he dancing?She was Dancing She wasn´t Dancing Was she dancing?It was Dancing It wasn´t Dancing Was it dancing?We were Dancing He wasn´t Dancing Were we Dancing?You were Dancing She wasn´t Dancing Were you dancing¡They were Dancing It wasn´t Dancing Were they dancing?
  6. 6. UsesThe actions in the past that take place at a particular time.With the past simple to refer a long action that is interruptedby a shorter one. [When or While are the habitualconjunctions[Two actions developing at the same time in the past [While isthe habitual conjunction.
  7. 7. Jane was being at my house when you arrived. Not CorrectJane was at my house when you arrived. Correct
  8. 8. They were ________when I broke the window. (To Sing) a) Singing b) Sing c) SangMy brother and sister _____ playing tennis at 11 a.m. yesterday. a) Are b) Was c) Were
  9. 9. I ______(meet) John in town yesterday. He ____________(shop). a) Meet b) Wasn´t Met c) Met a) Shopping b) Shop c) Was shoppingWe _______ sleeping at 11pm. a) Weren´t b)Won´t c) Wasn´t I _______(not/know) what to say______ he asked that. a) Wasn´t know b) Did not know c) Not know a) When b) While c) Was
  10. 10. RETURN
  11. 11. RETURN

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