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PastContinuous<br />
We use thepastcontinuoustotalkabouttheactionsthatwere happening at a certainpoint in thepast. Actionsthatwerein progressbu...
Forexample…<br />
Mike startedwork at half-pasteightyesterdaymorning.<br />
He finishedwork at threeo’clock in theafternoon.<br />
So we can saythat Mike workedfrom 8:30 to 3:00 yesterday<br />
Whatwas Mike doing at 10:00 yesterdaymorning?<br />
He wasworking in the office.(He started at 8:30 and finished at 3:00, so at ten he was in themiddle of work)<br />
Wemakepast simple likethis:<br />
Affirmative<br />(S + was/were + [Verb+ing])<br />“Shewas sleeping.”<br />“Theyweresinging.”<br />
Negative<br />(S + was/were + not + [Verb+ing])<br />“Shewasn’t sleeping.”<br />“Theyweren’tsinging.”<br />
·Interrogative(Was/were + S + [Verb+ing]+?)“Wasshe sleeping?”“Weretheysinging?”<br />
What were they doing?<br />
Whatwas happening at 11 o’clockyesterday?Whatwerethestudentsdoing at theschool?<br />
Whatwas Tracy doing?<br />Whatwas Paul doing?<br />Whatwere Jane and Fred doing?<br />Whatwas Jane doing?<br />WhatwereMat...
Tracy wasstandingonher head.<br />Paul wasdrawing a pictureonthenoticeboard.<br />Jane and Fred weredancing.<br />Jane was...
Howgoodisyourmemory?<br />
1.- Whatwas Chris doing?<br />2.- Was Tracy sleepingonthestairs?<br />3.- WhatwereMatt and Linda doing?  <br />4.- WasChri...
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Past continuous

  1. 1. PastContinuous<br />
  2. 2. We use thepastcontinuoustotalkabouttheactionsthatwere happening at a certainpoint in thepast. Actionsthatwerein progressbutnotfinished.<br />
  3. 3. Forexample…<br />
  4. 4. Mike startedwork at half-pasteightyesterdaymorning.<br />
  5. 5. He finishedwork at threeo’clock in theafternoon.<br />
  6. 6. So we can saythat Mike workedfrom 8:30 to 3:00 yesterday<br />
  7. 7. Whatwas Mike doing at 10:00 yesterdaymorning?<br />
  8. 8. He wasworking in the office.(He started at 8:30 and finished at 3:00, so at ten he was in themiddle of work)<br />
  9. 9. Wemakepast simple likethis:<br />
  10. 10. Affirmative<br />(S + was/were + [Verb+ing])<br />“Shewas sleeping.”<br />“Theyweresinging.”<br />
  11. 11. Negative<br />(S + was/were + not + [Verb+ing])<br />“Shewasn’t sleeping.”<br />“Theyweren’tsinging.”<br />
  12. 12. ·Interrogative(Was/were + S + [Verb+ing]+?)“Wasshe sleeping?”“Weretheysinging?”<br />
  13. 13. What were they doing?<br />
  14. 14. Whatwas happening at 11 o’clockyesterday?Whatwerethestudentsdoing at theschool?<br />
  15. 15. Whatwas Tracy doing?<br />Whatwas Paul doing?<br />Whatwere Jane and Fred doing?<br />Whatwas Jane doing?<br />WhatwereMattand Linda doing?<br />Whatwas Chris doing?<br />Whatwastheteacherdoing?<br />Whatwas Gary doing?<br />
  16. 16. Tracy wasstandingonher head.<br />Paul wasdrawing a pictureonthenoticeboard.<br />Jane and Fred weredancing.<br />Jane waswearing a bighat.<br />Matt and Linda weretalkingabouttheweekend.<br />Chris wasplayingthe guitar forhisdog.<br />Theteacherwaslooking at hiswatch.<br />Gary was sleepingonthestairs.<br />
  17. 17. Howgoodisyourmemory?<br />
  18. 18. 1.- Whatwas Chris doing?<br />2.- Was Tracy sleepingonthestairs?<br />3.- WhatwereMatt and Linda doing? <br />4.- WasChris playingthe guitar forhisdog?<br />5.- Whatwastheteacherdoing?<br />6.- WasJane dancing?<br />
  19. 19. THE END<br />

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