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SIMPLE PAST & PAST CONTINUOUS

INGLÉS GRUPO 31
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Fabiola Ayala

on 6 April 2014

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Transcript of SIMPLE PAST & PAST CONTINUOUS

SIMPLE PAST
PAST CONTINUOUS
PAST CONTINUOUS
&
When a long action was interrupted in the past.
USES:
PAST SIMPLE
The "past simple" is used to:
Actions that began in the past and you are finished
Affirmative Sentences
Interrogative Sentences
We use
"WHEN" and "WHILE"
for indicate the past continuous or the simple past.
Action Interrupted
KEYWORDS
PAST CONTINUOUS
WHILE Past Continuous
Yesterday
Two years ago
Action THAT Interrupted
Last year
In July
SIMPLE PAST
WHEN Simple Past
Subject
+
Verb in past
Verb Regular
Add the "-ed" to the verb
FORM:
We use the auxiliar verb "to be" and the "VERB
+
ing"
want → wanted
learn → learned
walk → walked
show → showed
STRUCTURE:
Afirmative
was were
VERB
+
ing
Exceptions
Examples:
verbs that end in "e", just add "-d.
• I
was
talk
ing

• He
was
eat
ing
• They
were
learn
ing
verb ends in a vowel and a consonant (except "y" or "w"), double the final consonant.
verbs ending in a consonant and a "y", change the "y" with an "i"
Negative
change changed
wasn't weren't
VERB + ing
stop → stopped
study → studied
Examples:
• I
wasn't
talk
ing
• He
wasn't
eat
ing

• They
weren't
learn
ing

was not were not
Verb Irregular
Interrogative
Was Were
VERB + ing
Examples:

Were
you talk
ing
?

Was
he eat
ing
?

Were
they learn
ing
?
We watched TV yesterday
Negative Sentences
Subject
+
didn´t
Verb "to be" in Past (negative)
I
He
She
It
Wasn´t
You
We
They
Weren´t
Be Was/Were
Do Did
Have Had
He didn't finish him homework
Example:
José
called
while
I
was watching
the news.

+
infinitive
verb
SIMPLE PAST
PAST CONTNUOUS
Subject
He
was

walking
to work

when

he
fell.

+
+
Wasn´t / Weren´t
not
Exception verb "To be"
She wasn't a doctor
PAST CONTNUOUS
SIMPLE PAST
Was it raining

when
you
left
?
PAST CONTNUOUS
SIMPLE PAST
Subject
+
+
Did
infinitive
verb
+
?
Did you sing?
Exception verb "To be"
Was / Were
Subject
+
+
?
Was she in the car?
Subjet
Negative
Affirmative
Was
Were
For Actions at a specific time
Go Went
Buy Bought
Paola
wasn't living
in Spain in 2005.
We
were still working
at 10 o'clock last night.
When two actions were happening at the same time
My son
was reading

while
I
was cooking.

They
were talking
very loudly
while
we
were trying
to watch the movie.
EXAMPLE
~THE END~
Yes, she was
No, she wasn´t
ACTIVITY
1. He ________
(write)
his homework last Sunday.
2. Mary _______

(not go)
to school last week.
3. _____ you ________
(play)
basketball two weeks ago?

4. She ______ ______
(read)
a magazine.
5. We ______ ______
(not learn)
English at 2 pm.
6. _____ you ______
(sleep)
?

7. My mother _______
(not be)
at home
when
she ______ (call) me.
8. The children ______
(plant)
a tree

while

her mom ____ _______ (cook).
Simple Past
Past Continuous
Both
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