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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.
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PAST CONTINOUS TENSE

I started doing

I finished doing

PAST

NOW

PAST

I was doing

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I

He

She

It

You

We

They

PAST CONTINOUS TENSE

WAS

Ving

+

WERE

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PAST CONTINOUS TENSE
  • This time last year I was living in Malatya.
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PAST CONTINOUS TENSE
  • A: What were you doing at 12 o’clock yesterday?
  • B: I was having lunch.
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PAST CONTINOUS TENSE
  • Sue was playing tennis at two o’clock yesterday afternoon.
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PAST CONTINOUS TENSE
  • Mr. Bean was studying in his office at 10 p.m. last night.
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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.
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.

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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.
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SIMPLE PAST-PAST CONTINUOUS
  • Simple past indicates short actions.
  • Past continuous indicates long actions.

WHEN +PAST SIMPLE,

PAST CONTINUOUS.

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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.
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SIMPLE PAST-PAST CONTINUOUS
  • Juliet was playing bowling when it started to rain.
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SIMPLE PAST-PAST CONTINUOUS
  • The doctor was looking at the X-Ray when the patient knocked on the door.
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SIMPLE PAST-PAST CONTINUOUS
  • They wereplaying in the garden when their mother came.
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SIMPLE PAST-PAST CONTINUOUS
  • When our favourite TV. programme started, we were having dinner.
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SIMPLE PAST-PAST CONTINUOUS
  • When the telephone rang, John was playing the computer games.
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SIMPLE PAST-PAST CONTINUOUS
  • Robert was dancing when his father came home.
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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.
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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.
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SIMPLE PAST-PAST CONTINUOUS
  • His son began to cry while Mr. Cruz waspainting the wall.
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SIMPLE PAST-PAST CONTINUOUS
  • While Mr. Brown was checking Terry’s homework,

the bell rang.

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SIMPLE PAST-PAST CONTINUOUS
  • Her daughter called her while she was working in front of the computer.
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SIMPLE PAST-PAST CONTINUOUS
  • While Tim was riding a bike, he fell down.
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SIMPLE PAST-PAST CONTINUOUS
  • While Benek was running, a man stopped his car at the corner of the street.
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.
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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) ...................

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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 .

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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) .................................

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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.

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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.
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