Past continues (I was doing )

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Yesterday Ellen Tom and played tennis. They started at

9 o’clock and finished at 12.10.

So, at 11.10 they were playing tennis.

Тобто якщо ми говоримо що вчора(місяць, рік назад) і вказуємо точний час приміром 11:10 ми робили якусь дію ми повинні вживати Past continues.

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У нашому прикладі вище Елен і Тому були вчора дослівно грають в теніс в 11:10. Дія незакінчена і відбувалося в минулому, тому Past continues.

They were playing = they were in the middle of playing.

They had not finished playing.

Was/were -ing is the past continuous:

21c4c58721edf9577f55dbbfe0b6363b Past continues (I was doing )

I was doing something= I was in the middle of doing something at a certain time. The action or situation had already started before this time, but had not finished:

They were playing = they were in the middle of playing.

They had not finished playing.

 

25ba27919f6472b71c46ff36b2e59892 Past continues (I was doing )

This time last month he was living in France.

What were you doing at 9 o’clock last night?

I waved to Gary, but he wasn’t looking.

He was walking home when he met Bill.

(in the middle of walking home)

Jon was watching TV when they arrived.

Jane phoned while They were having dinner.

It was raining when we got up.

I saw you in the park yesterday. You were sitting on the grass and reading a book.

I hurt my back while I was working in the garden.

Ми часто використовуємо past simple, щоб сказати, що одна дія сталося після іншого.

He was walking along the road when He saw Alex. So He stopped, and we had a chat.

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When Ellen arrived, I was having dinner.

Для закріплення Past continues tense подивіться відео:

 

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