Structure - Estructura<br />The structure of a simple sentence in past progressive tense is the following:La estructura de una sencilla oración en tiempo pasado progresivo es la siguiente:<br />noun/pronoun + was/were + verb in progressive form. "
was y were son complementos"
<br />Examples:Ejemplos:<br />I was walking.You were eating.She was thinking.We were planning.It was snowing.The Moon was lighting.<br />Uses - Usos<br />Present Progressive: The action was in progress when another action occurred.<br />Past progressive tense is usually used to communicate that an activity was going on when another action occurred. Example:El tiempo pasado progresivo es comúnmente usado para comunicar que una actividad estaba sucediendo cuando otra acción ocurrió. Ejemplo:<br />When I was walking home, I saw my old friend John.<br />I saw my old friend John is the part in simple past tense, and when I was walking home is te part in past progressive tense. Another example isI saw my old friend es una parte en tiempo pasado simple, y when I was walking home es una parte dependiente en tiempo pasado progresivo. Otro ejemplo es<br />Because it was raining, we could not go outside.<br />A sentence including a part in past progressive tense may also expresses that an activity was in progress at some point in the past. Example:Una oración que incluya una parte en tiempo pasado progresivo puede expresar también que una actividad estaba sucediendo en cierto momento en el pasado. Ejemplo:<br />Last day at midnight, we were watching movies.<br />A sentence may, of course, include two parts in past progressive tense when it is intended to express that two activities were in progress simultaneously. Example:Una oración puede, por supuesto, incluir dos partes en pasado progresivo cuando se pretende expresar que dos actividades estaban llevándose a cabo simultáneamente. Ejemplos:<br />While I was working, you were resting worriless.<br />