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

  • I wasn't pretending anymore. -
  • I wasn't asking anything. -
  • They weren't coming upstairs. -
  • What was she trying to say? -
  • What were you doing with them? -
  • I knew he wasn't listening! -
  • What were you trying to tell us? -
  • What were they planning? -
  • Mark wasn't kidding. -
  • I wasn't bothering anybody. -
  • She was not eating properly. -
  • What was he doing there? -
  • The days were getting longer. -
  • He was leaving for Washington the next day. -
  • Why were you laughing? -
  • He was sitting by the fire. -
  • She was crying in the bathroom. -
  • Why was she yelling? -
  • What was she holding? -
  • I was looking at a ghost. -
  • I think he was looking at me! -
  • He was looking for another job. -
  • I wasn't using you. -
  • I was looking into a mirror. -
  • He was leaving in the morning. -
  • It wasn't working properly. -
  • What were you studying? -
  • She was sitting with another girl. -
  • We weren't avoiding anything. -
  • What were we defending there? -
  • They weren't moving fast. -
  • Why was he running? -
  • I wasn't judging you. -
  • He was standing on a beach. -
  • I was walking behind this lady. -
  • I wasn't wearing them. -
  • Where were they driving? -
  • She was sitting at the table. -
  • Why was she laughing? -
  • He was waiting in the car. -
  • He wasn't attacking anyone. -
  • Where was I going? -
  • As Patsy was leaving the office, Mel came in. -
  • What were you expecting from me? -
  • She wasn't talking to me. -
  • They weren't thinking anymore. -
  • I knew he was playing with us. -
  • What was she trying to tell him? -
  • Why were we fighting? -
  • Pappy wasn't waiting. -