2009-06-07

HOW TO use Past Continous Tense

The uses of Past Continous Tense :

1. To express some activities which was happening in the past time when there was another activity happened in the past time.


Past-----------------------NOW--------------------Future
--XXXvvvvvvvvXXX------------------------------------------
act 1 act 2


-> Pattern.

Subject + to be + Ving + Object + PAST TENSE

-> Exanples :
- I was watching movie when Tony called.
- You were watching movie when Tony called.
- We were watching movie when Tony called.
- They were watching movie when Tony called.
- He was watching movie when Tony called.
- She was watching movie when Tony called.
- Adi was watching movie when Tony called.
- Adi and Ali were watching movie when Tonie called.


-> Please note :
- I + was + Ving + PAST TENSE
- You / We / They + Were + Ving + PAST TENSE
- He / She / It / Adi + was + Ving + PAST TENSE

More Examples.

1. Arman was playing soccer in the field when I came.
2. Anita was reading newspaper when her teacher came.
3. Winda and Wina were buying some food in the market when they met Amir.

-> NEGATIVE FORM
- I was not watching movie when Adi came.
- You were not watching movie when Adi came.
- We were not watching movie when Adi came.
- They were not watching movie when Adi came.
- He was not watching movie when Adi came.
- She was not watching movie when Adi came.
- Adi was not watching movie when Adi came.
- Adi and Ali were not watching movie when Adi came.


-> Yes/No Question

- Were you watching movie when Adi came?.
@ Yes, I was OR
@ No, I was not

- Were we waiting for her when it was rain?
@ Yes, We were OR
@ No, We weren't

- Were they watching movie when you called?.
@ Yes, They were OR
@ No, They weren't

- Was He watching movie when Adi came?.
@ Yes, He was OR
@ No, He wasn't

- Was She watching movie when Adi came.
@ Yes, she was OR
@ No, she wasn't

- Was Adi watching movie when you came?.
@ Yes, he was OR
@ No, he wasn't

- Were Adi and Yudi watching movie now.
@ Yes, They were OR
@ No, they weren't