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Past Pro­gres­si­ve

The past pro­gres­si­ve is a pro­gres­si­on of the pre­teri­te or a pro­gres­si­on of the past. You use it for so­me­thing you did in the past at a spe­ci­fic time (1), si­mul­ta­neous ac­tions in the past (2), or an ac­tion in pro­gress which is in­ter­rup­ted by a new ac­tion (3).



(1) He was rea­ding a book at 7 o'clock.

(2) She was doing math while he was doing phy­sics.

(3) We were ea­ting din­ner when the phone rang.

SI­GNAL­WORDS

when, while, as long as...

Po­si­ti­ve

Ne­ga­ti­ve

Ques­ti­on

She was wal­king her dog in the park.

She wasn't (was not)

wal­king her dog in the park.

Was she wal­king her dog in the park?

Sen­ten­ces
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I

was verb + -ing

He, She, It

was verb + -ing

You

were verb + -ing

They

were verb + -ing

We

were verb + -ing

forming
More in­for­ma­ti­ons

If you need or want more in­for­ma­ti­ons, fol­low this link:

https://www.you­tube.com/watch?v=RJA­qKEl­jAFw



Exer­cises

1
Fill the gaps with the right form of the verb, use past pro­gres­si­ve. Watch out for the si­gnal words!

1. I was watching TV while my fri­ends were playing out­si­de. (to be 2x, to watch, to play)

2. I was running around the sea when my phone rang. (to be, to run)

3. You were not driving the car. (to be, to drive)

4. They were not eating fish for lunch. (to be, to eat)

5. With whom was she dancing at the prom? (to be, to dance)

6. Wasn't it raining the whole day? (not to be, to rain)

2
Are you ready to make your own sen­ten­ces in past pro­gres­si­ve?
  • Write down 5 sen­ten­ces in po­si­ti­ve, ne­ga­ti­ve and a ques­ti­on

"Suc­cess is the pro­gres­si­ve rea­liza­ti­on of a wor­t­hy goal or ideal."

Earl Nigh­tin­ga­le
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