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The past continuous tense

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Caro Valle Muñoz

on 5 September 2012

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By Carolina Valle Muñoz
For: 2nd C secondary grade The past continuous tense
We use the past continuous tense to describe a past
action over a period of time.. How do we use the past continous tense?

We have to use the verb to be in past tense (was/were) and the verb + ing

Examples:
1) She was washing her hair when the phone rang.

2) They were playing football in the park. Compare the past simple with the past continuous:
Past simple:
I ate pop corn last night.
Tom and Peter studied in France last year.

Past continuous:
I was eating pop corn last night, when my mom arrived
Tom and Peter were studying in France last year Which sentence is the correct one?

1) a) The men were studying on the new proyect all day yesterday
b) The men was studying on the new proyect all day yesterday
c) The men studied on the new proyect all day yesterday

2) a) You didn't be in the party yesterday
b) you didn't were in the party yesterday
c) You weren't in the party yesterday

3) a) My sister watched TV while his husband was playing with the children
b) My sister was watching TV while his husband was playing with the children
c) My sister was watching TV while his husband played with the children

4) a) The students were talking when the teacher was arriving
b) The students talked when the teacher was arriving
c) The students were talking when the teacher arrived Fill in the gaps using the past continous:
1) They........... (do) exercises all morning
2) I ............ (watch) a film
3) John ......(work) in this company for 10 years
4) My friend ...........(paint) the door when she came in
5) We saw a lot of rubbish when we......(walk) through
the park.
6) She ........(have) a shower when the tv show started The end ... WHAT IS THE MEANING? OF PAST CONTINUOUS TENSE?



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