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Past continuous

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Past continuous
The past continuous is used for actions that occurred at a specific time in the past. As the present continuous, is formed with the verb "to be" and the gerund.
What is past continuous or progressive?
To be continued past the auxiliary verb "to be" and the gerund (infinitive + "-ing") the verb is used. The auxiliary verb "to be" is in the simple past, but keep in mind that "to be" is an irregular verb.
Gramatical Rules
Subject Auxiliar (to be) Infinitive+ing

I, He, She, It was talk
ing

You, We, They were talk
ing

LOOK
Affirmative sentences
Negative Sentences
verb
to be
not
Interrogative sentences
verb
to be
gerund
Uses
1. When, While
2. specific time
3. two actions that was happened at the same time in the past
1. We use it for a long action that was interrupted in the past. When and While indicate the use of simple and past continuous
2. We use the past continuous for talk about actions in a specific time in the past.
3. We use the past continuous for two actions that was happened at the same time in the past.
They
were
talk
ing
very loudly
while
we
were
try
ing
to watch the movie.
I
was
still danc
ing
in the party at 10 o'clock last night.
I
was
play
ing
video games
when
the lights went out
He
was
sing
ing

while
he
was
eating
verb
to be
Examples:
Examples:
Examples:
compl.
She
was
look
ing
for you yesterday


She
was
not trust
ing
on me
Was
Dylan studying for the medicine career?


infinitive
+ ing
compl.
infinitive
+ ing
compl.
Martinez Mora Brenda Alejandra
Narciso Galicia Jessica Marlenne

432 A
English


Alan: Hey Dona, _____ you studying for today's exam ?

Dona: Hi, no, i _____. I _____ playing the piano all day long for my piano recital today afternoon.

Alan: Really? But this is an important exam!

Dona: Are you sure?

Alan: Yeah, i _____ studying all the yesterday afternoon, because the teacher said it will be the 70% of the final rate.

Dona: Oh no! Matt and me _____ talking while the teacher said that

Alan: Don't worry i can help you

Dona: Very thanks Alan!
CONVERSATION
We
were
sing
ing
in the choir
I
was
teach
ing
her English
He
was
not studying the yesterday afternoon
You
were
not say
ing
the truth
Were
you ly
ing
to me?
Were
they learn
ing
?
(activity)
THANKS FOR THE ATTENTION
HOPE YOU LIKED IT

(was, were)
+ing
(was, were)
(was, were)
Can, like and want have no Past Progressive.
Note:
caning


wanting
liking


Verbs ending on -e.

Examples: to mak
e
- mak
ing

Verbs with short vowel and double consonant:

st
o
p - stop
p
ing
, r
u
n - run
n
ing

Past progressive exceptions in spelling
ACTIVITY
Just watching the DVD, smoking illegal weed
Getting high as two kites when we needed to breath
We'd used each other's edge just for the people to see
And stay up all night like when we needed to sleep
We'd go anywhere our minds would take us
And I'd say you beautiful without your make up
And you don't even need to worry about your weight 'cause
We can all be love the way that God made us
At times the only reason that we could break up
'Cause you would always tell me I'm away too much
Distance is relative to the time that it takes to get on a plane or make a mistake
So say it again
I met you when I a teen
But then you one as well
And I could play a guitar
Just like ringing a bell
Sometimes I wonder
In any other summer
Could you have been my part time lover to me
Listening to Stevie Wonder
Under the covers where we used to lay
And re-stacks is what the speakers play
I'll be on tour almost every day
When I home up in my flat is where we used to stay
NINA
NINA
And every weekend in the winter you'd be wearing my hoodie
With drawstrings pulled tight to keep your face from the cold
Taking day trips to the local where we'd eat on our own
'Cause every day when I away we'd only speak on the phone
Watching blue planet, creating new habits
Acting it's as if we two rabbits
And then you'd vanish
Back to the burrow with all the Celtics
I'd disappear, you'd call me selfish
I understand but I can't help it
NINA
I put my job over everything except
my family and friends
But you'll be in between forever so
I guess we'll have to take a step back
Overlook the situation 'cause
mixing business and feelings
will only lead to complications
And I'm not saying we should be taking a break
Just reevaluate quick before
we make a mistake and it's too late
So we can either deal with the pain
or wait to get on a plane
But in a day we'll have to say it again
NINA
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