Past Continuous

утверждение

Past Continuous указывает на процесс, длившийся в определенный момент или период в прошлом.


Чтобы составить утвердительное предложение в Past Continuous, необходимо:

1. На первое место поставить I/we/you/they/he/she/it или существительное в единственном числе или во множественном;
2. was/were;
3. Глагол с окончанием -ing;
4. Остальные слова.

Обратите внимание на употребление to be в Past Continuous.

- I/he/she/it или существительное в единственном числе употребляются только с was;
- We/you/they или существительное(-ые) во множественном числе употребляются с were.

отрицание

Отрицательные предложения в Past Continuous образуются с помощью was/were и not. Они часто сокращаются до wasn’t и weren’t. Давайте рассмотрим их употребление.


1. На первое место поставьте I/we/you/they/he/she/it или существительное в единственном или во множественном числе;
2. was not/were not или сокращённую форму wasn’t/weren’t;
3. Глагол с -ing;
4. Остальные слова.

Обратите внимание на употребление to be в Past Continuous в отрицательных предложениях. Его формы: was, were.

I/she/he/it или существительное в единственном числе употребляются с was not или wasn’t;
We/you/they или существительное(-ые) во множественном числе употребляются с were not или weren’t.

вопрос

Вопросительные предложения в Past Continuous образуются с помощью Was/Were.


- Was ставится перед I/he/she/it или перед существительным в единственном числе и глаголом с - ing.
- Were ставится перед you/we/they или перед существительным(-ми) во множественном числе и глаголом с -ing.

⇒ Если в вопросе есть слова What?, Where?, When? и т.д., то was/were стоят после них.

Примеры использования Past Continuous

  • She wasn't eating anymore. -
  • He was sitting on the sofa. -
  • I wasn't threatening him! -
  • What were they doing with it? -
  • What was he drawing? -
  • What was he seeking? -
  • What was she telling me? -
  • He was waiting for an answer. -
  • What was he hiding from me? -
  • He was looking at the ceiling. -
  • I saw you as I was leaving. -
  • I was not feeling well. -
  • They weren't asking for information. -
  • I was sitting on a stool. -
  • Why was I whispering? -
  • I felt as though someone was watching me. -
  • Seth wasn't moving. -
  • I wasn't planning anything. -
  • He was living in a village. -
  • Why was I running? -
  • We were walking along the beach. -
  • They weren't coming upstairs. -
  • I was playing on the computer. -
  • She wasn't crying anymore. -
  • Why were you listening? -
  • What were you doing with him? -
  • I was thinking about this today. -
  • He wasn't expecting me. -
  • Who was he following? -
  • What was he telling you? -
  • Jacob wasn't smiling. -
  • Richard wasn't smiling. -
  • I wasn't wearing them. -
  • He was standing on a beach. -
  • She was looking for a taxi. -
  • Who were you protecting? -
  • She was sitting at the table. -
  • She was looking at the castle. -
  • She wasn't coming back. -
  • She was looking for a job. -
  • What were they wearing? -
  • I wasn't asking for forgiveness. -
  • He was looking for the bathroom. -
  • What were you asking me? -
  • Rachel wasn't playing. -
  • What were they ironing? -
  • We were sitting in the kitchen. -
  • Why was she yelling? -
  • They weren't going anywhere. -
  • She was standing on the balcony. -