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Simple Past and Past Progressive Tense

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jim pimentel

on 24 October 2012

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Transcript of Simple Past and Past Progressive Tense

Simple Past Tense
Past Progressive Tense Simple Past Tense The simple past indicates that
an activity or situation began
and ended at a particular
time in the past. Past Progressive The past progressive
puts emphasis on
the course of an
action in the past. Example: I was watching TV when she called. Example: For irregular verbs, use the past form. Exceptions when adding "ed" Positive I spoke. Forms of Simple Past Negative I did not speak. Question Did I speak? I kicked the winning
goal last week. For regular verbs, just add "ed". He visited his parents
every weekend. He was playing football. Rules
after a final e only add d love – loved final consonant after a short, admit – admitted
stressed vowel or l as final travel – travelled
consonant after a vowel is

final y after a consonant hurry – hurried
becomes i Positive Negative I / he /
she / it you/ we/
they I was speaking. (cc) image by anemoneprojectors on Flickr Question I was not speaking. Was I speaking? You were
speaking. You were not
speaking. Were you speaking? RULES Regular and Irregular Verbs Example: speak - spoke Example: jump - jumped after a short, sit-sitting stressed vowel,
the final consonant
is doubled final ie becomes y lie - lying l as final consonant travel - travelling
after a vowel is doubled final e is dropped come – coming (but: ee is not changed) agree – agreeing Auxiliary verbs are verbs that can determine
the mood tense or aspect of another verb in
a verb phrase. They are also known as helping
verbs. Auxiliary Verbs
used in Past Progressive Examples : be, have, do But in the case of Past Progressive, it uses was and were. These two auxiliary verb is under the verb "be". These two verbs needs a pronoun before it for it to work. was - I, he, she, it were - we, you, they Forms of Past Progressive
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