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Past Progressive

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on 11 December 2013

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Transcript of Past Progressive

Past Progressive
Grammar Point
Pattern 1
Pattern 2
Pattern 3
Conclusion
1.to talk about the action that
was
in past
2.the action kept going during
a term in past
Wh-Word
Why
Was/Were
was
were
was
were
Subject
I
you
he
she
it
we
you
they
Base Form
of Verb+
ing
eating

working

sleeping

using
snacks when everyone
ate
dinner?
for a Japanese tutor?
at a dining room?
a cellphone while Pei-Ju
was

talking
?
Past
Future
Now
x
The Past Progressive is used to describe an action that was
in progress
at a
specific time
in the
past
.
Non-action verbs
are not usually used in the progressive.
I was dating at 9pm.
They were watching TV at 9pm.
She was hearing about him.
heard
was
dating
pm
9
P
F
N
x
was
sleeping
called me
my mom
The Past Progressive is used
with simple past
to talk about an action that was
interrupted by another action
.
While
; introduce the past progressive action
I
was sleeping
when my mom called me.
While
he
was driving
, he met a deer.
N
F
P
x
While
I
was watching
TV, my wife
was talking
on the phone.
My wife
was talking
on the phone
while
I
was watching
TV.
Don't forget! Alright?!
The wind began to blow. The electricity went out.
When
He listened to the news. He heard about the burglary.
While
He pulled over to the side of the road. He couldn't see anything.
when
form: I / he / she / it I
was
speak
ing
.
/
I was
not
speak
ing
.
/

Was
I speak
ing
?

you / we / they You
were
speak
ing
.
/
You
were

not
speaking.
/

Were
you speak
ing
?
was
talking
was
watching
Are we good?!
Okay, let's answer the questions!!
the English teacher
I already understand completely though..
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