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Verb to be Simple Past Tense 1
Verb to be Observe how verb To be Simple Past is used in the affirmative form. I was free last Friday so I visited my grandmother at the hospital. My cousin and I were at the bar when the fight started. You and my brother were in love. What happened? My mother was not very happy about my grades. My parents were at the school meeting yesterday. My dog was vaccinated yesterday. 2
3 1. My grandparents _______ here last month. 2. Where _______ you last night? 3. _______ it a holiday in your city today? 4. Don’t eat chocolate. It _______ fattening. 5. _______ the banks open today? 6. This time last month I _______ in London. Use is, are, was, were. were / were / Is / is / Are / was
4 I was + not You were + not He was + not She was + not It was + not We were + not You were + not They were + not Observe how verb To Be Simple Past is used in the negative form.
5 Interrogative Form Was I? Were you? Was he? Was she? Was It? Were we? Were you? Were They? Observe how verb To Be Simple Past is used in the interrogative form.
6 What are the possible answers for each question? Choose from the chart below. Yes, I was.No, he was not.Yes, they were.No, it was not.No, she was not. No, they were not.Yes, it was.Yes, she was.No, I was not.Yes, he was. AffirmativeNegative 1. Were you in class yesterday? 2. Was Monica in your class last year? 3. Were the boys punctual for lunch? 4. Was the cat here? 5. Was Daniel at the party? Yes, I was. No, I wasn’t. Yes, she was. No, she wasn’t No, they weren’t. Yes, it was.No, it wasn’t. No, he wasn’t. Yes, they were. Yes, he was.
PAST CONTINUOUS TENSE 7
8 Temporary Actions in the past Actions in development in the past Use the Past Continuous Tense for:
9 I was working in a bank at that time. You were crying when I called. He was driving the car when the accident happened. She was cleaning the house when she broke her foot. It was coming towards us very fast. We were taking too long so the teacher became suspicious. You were talking too much during the play. They were traveling to the beach when he had a heart attack. Analyse the sentences.
10 How is the Past Continous Tense formed? Subject +verb To be Past +verb + ing We were having lunch. ▼ ▼ ▼
11 Cedar Falls is a city in Iowa where there are many tornadoes. Write sentences about what some people were doing when the last alarm went off. 1. Carol / brush her teeth _______________________ 2. Dennis / fix his bike _______________________ 3. Chris / study for a test _______________________ 4. Marion / wash the dishes _______________________ 5. Brian / play the guitar _______________________ Carol was brushing her teeth. Dennis was fixing his bike. Chris was studying for a test. Marion was washing the dishes. Brian was playing the guitar.
12 Negative I wasn’t listening to you. You weren’t doing it correctly. He wasn’t wearing the uniform. She wasn’t writing her name. It wasn’t helping a bit. We weren’t going the right direction. You weren’t behaving well. They weren’t eating the dessert. Observe how the negative is formed:
13 What conclusion can you draw about the negative form of the past continuous? Subject +verb To be Past +verb + ing He was listening. ▼ ▼ ▼ not + ▼ not
14 After you drew conclusions about the negative form, what is the interrogative form? Verb To be Past +Subject +Verb + ing Were they crying? ▼ ▼ ▼
15 Complete the sentences with the correct verb tense: Simple Past or Past Continuous. 1. When I _____________________ to school this morning I _____________________ Vítor that old classmate of ours.( come / meet ) 2. That beautiful vase ___________________ when I _____________________ to put it on the top shelf.( break / try ) was coming / metbroke / was trying
16 3. While he _____________________ for the Math test Regina _____________________ three times and he couldn’t concentrate.( study / call ) 4. The teacher _____________________ all the time while we _____________________ the test. It was unbelievable.( talk / take ) 5. The truck _____________________ my cat, while he _____________________ the street. (kill / cross) was studying / called talking / were taking killed / was crossing
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