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PAST CONTINUOUS TENSE &. SIMPLE PAST TENSE. PAST CONTINOUS TENSE. We use Past Continuous Tense to say that somebody was in the middle of doing something at a certain moment in the past. PAST CONTINOUS TENSE. I started doing. I finished doing . PAST. NOW. PAST. I was doing. I He She

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Past continuous tense

PAST CONTINUOUS TENSE&

SIMPLE PAST TENSE


Past continous tense

PAST CONTINOUS TENSE

  • We use Past Continuous Tense to say that somebody was in the middle of doing something at a certain moment in the past.


Past continous tense1

PAST CONTINOUS TENSE

I started doing

I finished doing

PAST

NOW

PAST

I was doing


Past continous tense2

I

He

She

It

You

We

They

PAST CONTINOUS TENSE

WAS

Ving

+

WERE


Past continous tense3

PAST CONTINOUS TENSE

  • This time last year I was living in Malatya.


Past continous tense4

PAST CONTINOUS TENSE

  • A: What were you doing at 12 o’clock yesterday?

  • B: I was having lunch.


Past continous tense5

PAST CONTINOUS TENSE

  • Sue was playing tennis at two o’clock yesterday afternoon.


Past continous tense6

PAST CONTINOUS TENSE

  • Mr. Bean was studying in his office at 10 p.m. last night.


Past continous tense7

PAST CONTINOUS TENSE

  • Anna was reading a book at this time yesterday afternoon.


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PAST CONTINOUS TENSE

  • He was dreaming at 3 o’clock last night.


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PAST CONTINOUS TENSE

  • I was walking home at 9 o’clock last night.

  • You were sleeping in your bed at half past four this morning.

  • Mrs. Johnson was ironing her clothes two hours ago.


Past continous tense exercises

PAST CONTINOUS TENSE /EXERCISES

  • MAKE SENTENCES.


What were you doung at the following times

WHAT WERE YOU DOUNG AT THE FOLLOWING TIMES?

  • (at 8 o’clock yesterday evening)cook dinner

  • (at 5 o’clock last Saturday)go on a train.

  • (at 10:15 yesterday morning) study lesson


Answers

ANSWERS

  • I was cooking at 8 o’clock yesterday evening.

  • I was going on a train at 5 o’clock last Saturday.

  • I was studying lesson at 10:15 yesterday morning.


Exercises

EXERCISES

4. (at 10:15 yesterday morning)study lesson.

5. (at 5:30 this morning) sleep in my bed.

6. (at 7:45 yesterday evening) watch TV.


Answers1

ANSWERS

4. I was studying lesson at 10:15 yesterday morning.

5. I was sleeping in my bed at 5:30 this morning.

6. I was watching TV at 7:45 yesterday evening.


Simple past past continuous

SIMPLE PAST-PAST CONTINUOUS

  • We often use the Simple PastTense and Past Continuous Tense together to say that something happened in the middle of something else.


Simple past past continuous1

SIMPLE PAST-PAST CONTINUOUS

  • Simple past indicates short actions.

  • Past continuous indicates long actions.

WHEN +PAST SIMPLE,

PAST CONTINUOUS.


Simple past past continuous2

SIMPLE PAST-PAST CONTINUOUS

  • When we arrived home, Jane wasreading a book in her room.

    OR

  • Jane was reading a book in her room when we arrived home.


Simple past past continuous3

SIMPLE PAST-PAST CONTINUOUS

  • Juliet was playing bowling when it started to rain.


Simple past past continuous4

SIMPLE PAST-PAST CONTINUOUS

  • The doctor was looking at the X-Ray when the patient knocked on the door.


Simple past past continuous5

SIMPLE PAST-PAST CONTINUOUS

  • They wereplaying in the garden when their mother came.


Simple past past continuous6

SIMPLE PAST-PAST CONTINUOUS

  • When our favourite TV. programme started, we were having dinner.


Simple past past continuous7

SIMPLE PAST-PAST CONTINUOUS

  • When the telephone rang, John was playing the computer games.


Simple past past continuous8

SIMPLE PAST-PAST CONTINUOUS

  • Robert was dancing when his father came home.


Simple past past continuous9

SIMPLE PAST-PAST CONTINUOUS

  • Beril was working when Gülşen came to the office.

  • When the boss came in, Mary and Betty were talking.

  • Deniz was making a cake when she burnt her finger.

  • When Jesse met Tony, he was going toclinic.


Simple past past continuous10

SIMPLE PAST-PAST CONTINUOUS

WHILE(AS) + PAST CONTINUOUS,

PAST SIMPLE.


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SIMPLE PAST-PAST CONTINUOUS

  • While(As) I was going to my office, I met my best friend.

    OR

  • I met my best friend while (as) I wasgoing to my office.


Simple past past continuous12

SIMPLE PAST-PAST CONTINUOUS

  • His son began to cry while Mr. Cruz waspainting the wall.


Simple past past continuous13

SIMPLE PAST-PAST CONTINUOUS

  • While Mr. Brown was checking Terry’s homework,

    the bell rang.


Simple past past continuous14

SIMPLE PAST-PAST CONTINUOUS

  • Her daughter called her while she was working in front of the computer.


Simple past past continuous15

SIMPLE PAST-PAST CONTINUOUS

  • While Tim was riding a bike, he fell down.


Simple past past continuous16

SIMPLE PAST-PAST CONTINUOUS

  • While Benek was running, a man stopped his car at the corner of the street.


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SIMPLE PAST-PAST CONTINUOUS

  • EXERCISES


Choose the suitable one

CHOOSE THE SUITABLE ONE

  • While I ____________ (watched / was watching), television, the telephone _________ (rang / was ringing)

  • When I ______________ (walked/was walking) to college, I

    (saw/was seeing) my friend.

  • David __________ (fell/was falling) while he ____________

    (played/was playing) football.


Past continuous simple past

PAST CONTINUOUS-SIMPLE PAST

  • While I was watching television, the telephone rang.

  • While I was walking to college, I saw my friend.

  • David fell while he was playing football.


Past continuous simple past1

PAST CONTINUOUS-SIMPLE PAST

1. I (walk) ........................... home when I (see) ............................ my brother in law.

2. The private investigators (watch) ................ the house when the burglars (return) ...................


Past continuous simple past2

PAST CONTINUOUS-SIMPLE PAST

1. I was walking home when I saw my brother in law.

2. The private investigators werewatching the house when the burglars returned .


Past continuous simple past3

PAST CONTINUOUS-SIMPLE PAST

3. I (meet) ................... my girlfriend while I (stay) ........................... in Paris.

4. John (read) ............. a mystery book when the cat (start) .................... to meow.


Past continuous simple past4

PAST CONTINUOUS-SIMPLE PAST

  • I met my girlfriend while I was stayingin Paris.

    4. John was reading a mystery book when the cat started to meow.


Past continuous simple past5

PAST CONTINUOUS-SIMPLE PAST

5.While the hunter (walk) .........through the forest, he (see) ..................... a very unusual animal.

6. A car with no number plate (drive) .............. past her while she (try) ............................ to cross the street.


Past continuous simple past6

PAST CONTINUOUS-SIMPLE PAST

5.While the hunter was walking through the forest, he saw a very unusual animal.

6. A car with no number plate drove past her while she was tryingto cross the street.


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PAST CONTINUOUS-SIMPLE PAST

7. When I (arrive) .................... at the station Mary (wait) ...................... for me.

8. Joe (write) .............................. a message when his computer (break down) .................................


Past continuous simple past8

PAST CONTINUOUS-SIMPLE PAST

7. When I arrived at the station, Mary was waiting for me.

8. Joe was writing a message when his computer broke down..


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PAST CONTINUOUS-SIMPLE PAST

9. Richard……………………… (receive) the call while he ……………………………… (look) after June’s children.

10. The police …………………… (stop) him while he …………………(drive) to Chicago.


Past continuous simple past10

PAST CONTINUOUS-SIMPLE PAST

9. Richard received the call while he was looking after June’s children.

10. The police stopped him while he wasdriving to Chicago.


Past continuous

PAST CONTINUOUS

WHILE+ PAST CONTINUOUS,

PAST CONTINUOUS.


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PAST CONTINUOUS-SIMPLE PAST

  • While Paul wasreading a book, Mike was doing his homework.


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PAST CONTINUOUS-SIMPLE PAST

  • While Jack was

  • playing guitar,

  • Tim and his girlfriend

  • were dancing.


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PAST CONTINUOUS-SIMPLE PAST

  • While Mary wasreading a book, her mother waswatchingthe dishes in the kitchen.


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PAST CONTINUOUS-SIMPLE PAST

  • My mother was cooking,

  • while my father was

  • waiting for the bus.


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PAST CONTINUOUS-SIMPLE PAST

  • While Mr. Brown

  • was fishing, they

  • were watching.


Past continuous simple past16

PAST CONTINUOUS-SIMPLE PAST


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