Universidad Central del Ecuador Past Simple vs. Past Continuous Andrea García

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Universidad Central del Ecuador Past Simple vs. Past Continuous Andrea García

  1. 1. Central University of Ecuador PAST CONTINUOUS VS. SIMPLE PAST Andrea García
  2. 3. <ul><li>Past continuous vs. simple past </li></ul><ul><li>DAILY ROUN-UP </li></ul><ul><li>Divers Hit the Jackpot! </li></ul><ul><li>While divers were working off the coast of Florida , they discovered </li></ul><ul><li>shipwreck containing gold worth 2 million dollars. </li></ul><ul><li>The divers were filming a show about the coral reef when they found the gold </li></ul><ul><li>The divers were filming when they found the gold </li></ul>
  3. 4. <ul><li>Four-legged Customers </li></ul><ul><li>As a woman was walking her pet poodle down the street, a hair stylist noticed them through the window and suddenly had a great idea. Later, while he was crating a new line of hair care products for dogs and cats, he came up with a new slogan “Even animals have bad hair days!” </li></ul>A woman was walking her poddle and a hair stylist noticed them
  4. 5. Past continous vs. Simple past <ul><li>Use the past continuous for angoing action in the past </li></ul><ul><li>Use the simple past for an event than interrupts that action </li></ul>
  5. 6. <ul><li>Example : </li></ul><ul><li>Past continuous vs. Past simple </li></ul><ul><li>While he was escaping from the bank the robber got caught in the revolvin door. </li></ul>
  6. 7. Past continuous vs. Past simple <ul><li>As Jake was runnig toward the ball he tripped and kicked it into the wrong goal. </li></ul>
  7. 8. Past continuous vs. Past simple <ul><li>The secretary was making a speech when protestor threw an egg at her </li></ul>

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