Presentation on theme: "Intermediate 1 ESOL Grammar: The Correct Tense"— Presentation transcript:
1 Intermediate 1 ESOL Grammar: The Correct Tense The Past Continuous
2 The Past Continuous Use the past continuous: when you are talking about an action in the past that was not completedWe were having dinner when our friends arrived.(were having is the past continuous)
3 You/we/they were working… The Past ContinuousTo form the past continuous:use the correct form of was/wereI/he/she was working…You/we/they were working…
4 The Past Continuous How do I ask questions? Were you reading that book?Was he walking along the road?You can also use question words:What was she doing?Where were they going?
5 The Past Continuous How do I form the negative? Use the correct form of wasn’t/weren’tShe/he/I wasn’t doing her/his/my homework…We/they/you weren’t listening to music…
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