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Past Continuous Done by: Maram Alabdulaaly. Past Continuous VS. Simple Present Forming Sentences. Forming Questions. OUTLINE MARAM ALABDULAALY 2.

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1 Past Continuous Done by: Maram Alabdulaaly

2 Past Continuous VS. Simple Present Forming Sentences. Forming Questions. OUTLINE MARAM ALABDULAALY 2

3 The simple past tense describes actions or situations that began and ended in the past Two actions occurred at the same time, but one action began earlier and was in progress when the other action occurred. Started 6 Am Ended 6:30 Am I ate breakfast today. Started 6 Am Ended 6:30 Am At 6:15 today, I was eating breakfast. MARAM ALABDULAALY 3

4 Rita stood under a tree when it began to rain. When it began to rain, Rita stood under a tree. WHEN + SIMPLE PAST MARAM ALABDULAALY 4

5 Rita was standing under a tree when it began to rain. When it began to rain, Rita was standing under a tree. WHEN + PAST CONTINUOUS MARAM ALABDULAALY 5

6 WHEN VS WHILE Lama and May were already studying when hind joined them. When Hind joined them, Lama and May were already studying. While Lama and May were studying, Hind joined them. Hind joined Lama and May, While they were studying. MARAM ALABDULAALY 6

7 FORMING AFFIRMATIVE SENTENCES. FORMING NEGATIVE SENTENCES. Forming Sentences MARAM ALABDULAALY 7

8 HOW IS IT FORMED? Affirmative statements: SubjectVerb - beVerb + ingOptional: the rest of the sentence Iwas working having doing on an assignment. Singular: (Sara, Ahmad.. etc) (He, She, it) wasdinner. Plural: (The boys..etc). (We, you, they) werethe exercise. MARAM ALABDULAALY 8

9 HOW IS IT FORMED? Negative statements: SubjectVerb - be Verb + ingOptional: the rest of the sentence Iwasnot working having doing on an assignment. Singular: (Sara, Ahmad.. etc) (He, She, it) wasdinner. Plural: (The boys..etc). (We, you, they) werethe exercise. MARAM ALABDULAALY 9

10 FORMING YES/NO QUESTIONS. FORMING INFORMATION QUESTIONS. FORMING QUESTIONS: MARAM ALABDULAALY 10

11 YES/ NO QUESTIONS Verb - beSubjectVerb + ingOptional: the rest of the sentence wasI working having doing on an assignment? wasSingular: (Sara, Ahmad.. etc) (He, She, it) Dinner? werePlural: (The boys..etc). (We, you, they) the exercise? MARAM ALABDULAALY 11

12 FORMING A QUESTION FROM A SENTENCE She wasworking. 1.Switch the order between the subject and the verb –be. 2.Add the question mark. Was she working? MARAM ALABDULAALY 12

13 SHORT ANSWERS, YES/NO QUESTIONS Positive answers: SubjectVerb -be Yes,Iwas Singular: He, She, it was Plural: We, you, they were MARAM ALABDULAALY 13

14 SHORT ANSWERS, YES/NO QUESTIONS Negative answers: SubjectVerb –be + not No, IWas not Singular: He, She, it Was not/ isn’t Plural: We, you, they Were not/ aren’t MARAM ALABDULAALY 14

15 OTHER QUESTIONS Question wordVerb - beSubjectVerb + ingOptional: the rest of the sentence What Where Who Why When How wasI working having cooking on an assignment? wasSingular: (Sara, Ahmad.. etc) (He, She, it) Dinner? werePlural: (The boys..etc). (We, you, they) the exercise? MARAM ALABDULAALY 15

16 FORMING A QUESTION FROM A SENTENCE She wasworking in the library. 1.Switch the order between the subject and the verb –be. 2.Add the question word. 3.Add the question mark. Where was she working? MARAM ALABDULAALY 16


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