Presentation on theme: "Past Continuous Tense We use this tense to talk about actions that were going on, or happening at a certain moment in the past. At this time last Saturday,"— Presentation transcript:
1 Past Continuous TenseWe use this tense to talk about actions that were going on, or happening at a certain moment in the past.At this time last Saturday, Paul was playing in the park with his friends.
2 We often use past continuous to say what was in progress, when something happened:The phone rang while I was doing my homework.I was reading a comic book whilemy sister was watching TV.When I was walking along the road, I saw a car hit a motorbike.
3 Key words 2. Interruption Last night, while I was sleeping, the sound of the broken windowwoke me up.
4 FormAffirmative(Declarative) - I, He, She, It + was + v-ing I was studying. He was playing. - You, We, They + were + v-ing You were reading. They were sleeping.
5 UseNegative form - I, He, She, It + wasn’t(not) + v-ing I wasn’t (not) studying. He wasn’t (not) playing. - You, We, They + weren’t(not) + v-ing You weren’t (not) reading. They weren’t (not) sleeping.
6 Question form - Was + He, She, It + v-ing. Was he working Question form - Was + He, She, It + v-ing? Was he working? - Were + you, we, they + v-ing? Were they working? Short answers - Yes, he, she, it + was. you, we, they were. - No, he, she, it + wasn’t. you, we, they + weren’t.
8 Use- It was raining on Monday so we didn’t play football. - Don’t turn the radio off! I was listening to it. We use the simple past to talk about a complete action(long or short). We use past continuous for actions which were not complete at a past time.
9 Use- Jack got up at 6.00 and worked from 8 a.m. - 3 p.m. - At 8 p.m., when Jack came home, I was reading cartoon book. We often use the past continuous and the past simple together with while. Past continuous: longer action or situation Past simple: complete shorter action that happened during the longer action.
10 Use- While I was having dinner, the phone rang. - While I was talking to my brother, Bill came in.
11 were dancing.was cooking dinner.was driving home.was not watching T.V.