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Simple Past and Past Progressive Tense
Transcript of Simple Past and Past Progressive 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