Past continuous 3reso

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Past continuous 3reso

  1. 1. The past continuous <ul><li>We use the past continuous to describe an action in progress in the past: </li></ul><ul><li>Héctor was teaching English to his students . </li></ul><ul><li>Héctor’s students were learning a lot . </li></ul><ul><li>That student was thinking about something else. </li></ul>
  2. 2. Past continuous, affirmative form <ul><li>We use 3 elements: 1) subject + </li></ul><ul><li>2) was/were + 3) verb ending in - ing : </li></ul><ul><li>I was listening to pop music. </li></ul><ul><li>You were playing computer games. </li></ul><ul><li>He/She/It was eating. </li></ul><ul><li>We/You/They were chatting online. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Past continuous, negative form <ul><li>We use 3 elements: 1) subject + </li></ul><ul><li>2) wasn’t/weren’t + 3) verb ending in - ing : </li></ul><ul><li>I wasn’t listening to pop music. </li></ul><ul><li>You weren’t playing computer games. </li></ul><ul><li>He/She/It wasn’t eating. </li></ul><ul><li>We/You/They weren’t chatting online. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Past continuous, questions <ul><li>We make questions in past continuous by changing the order of the 3 elements: </li></ul><ul><li>1) Was/Were + 2) subject + 3) verb ending </li></ul><ul><li>in – ing : </li></ul><ul><li>Were you playing computer games? </li></ul><ul><li>Yes, I was. </li></ul><ul><li>Was he/she/it eating? </li></ul><ul><li>No, he/she/it wasn’t. </li></ul>

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