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Past continuous: English Language

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Past continuous: English Language

  1. 1. past now continuing past action Specific time
  2. 2. Past Continuous Clue words at (nine o’clock,…) all (day, night,…) while last (Monday,…) as
  3. 3. Past Continuous Affirmative I YOU HE, SHE, IT WE YOU THEY Subject was/ were -ing form was were was were were were reading reading reading reading reading reading + +
  4. 4. Past Continuous They were camping last weekend.
  5. 5. Past Continuous Negative I YOU HE, SHE, IT WE YOU THEY Subject was/ were not -ing form was not were not was not were not were not were not reading reading reading reading reading reading + +
  6. 6. Past Continuous I YOU HE, SHE, IT WE YOU THEY Subject wasn’t/ weren’t -ing form wasn’t weren’t wasn’t weren’t weren’t weren’t reading reading reading reading reading reading + + Negative
  7. 7. Past Continuous They weren’t paying attention to the teacher.
  8. 8. Past Continuous Interrogative I YOU HE, SHE, IT WE YOU THEY subjectwas/ were -ing form was were was were were were reading reading reading reading reading reading + + ? ? ? ? ? ?
  9. 9. Past Continuous Were the children swimming yesterday afternoon? No, they were playing.
  10. 10. We use the past continuous to describe an action that was in progress at a specific time in the past. Past Continuous past now continuing past action specific time 1.
  11. 11. Past Continuous What were they doing at six o’clock yesterday ?
  12. 12. Past Continuous Pauline was playing the guitar.
  13. 13. Past Continuous Mike was watching TV.
  14. 14. Past Continuous Sarah and Henry were hiking.
  15. 15. Past Continuous Anne, Cathy and James were playing games.
  16. 16. Past Continuous They were training together.
  17. 17. Past Continuous Was it raining in the morning? Yes, it was.
  18. 18. Past Continuous past now continuing past action interruptionpast simple 2. We use the past continuous to talk about an action that was in progress when another one interrupted it.
  19. 19. Past Continuous She was reading a book when the alarm clock rang.
  20. 20. Past Continuous While Mary was writing the email, the computer suddenly went off.
  21. 21. Past Continuous The girls were walking to school when Jason appeared.
  22. 22. Past Continuous She didn’t see anyone known while she was running.
  23. 23. Past Continuous When you called I was listening to music.
  24. 24. 3. Past Continuous past now continuing past action 1 continuing past action 2 specific time We use the past continuous to talk about two actions that were in progress at the same time in the past.
  25. 25. Past Continuous He was looking at Rose while she was reading a book.
  26. 26. Past Continuous They took many photos while they were visiting a new city.
  27. 27. Past Continuous While Charles was reading Susan was solving Math problems.
  28. 28. Past Continuous What were you doing while I was cleaning the kitchen?
  29. 29. We use the past continuous for activities as background description.4. Past Continuous
  30. 30. It was a dreadful morning. The snow was still falling, the wind was blowing, and the cars were skidding on the icy roads. Past Continuous
  31. 31. Past Continuous The sun was shining and the birds were singing…
  32. 32. The past continuous, with words such as "always" or "constantly“, expresses the idea that something irritating or shocking often happened in the past. 5. Past Continuous
  33. 33. Past Continuous He was always coming to class late.
  34. 34. Future Continuous She was constantly yelling. She annoyed everyone.
  35. 35. It is important to remember that Non-Continuous Verbs cannot be used in any continuous tenses. Past Continuous like – love - hate – want - need prefer - know – suppose – mean believe – understand- seem,…
  36. 36. Instead of using Past Continuous with these verbs, you must use Past Simple. Past Continuous like – love - hate – want - need prefer - know – suppose – mean believe – understand- seem,…
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