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Past Continuous

Past Continuous
[was/were + present participle] Examples: You were studying when she called. Complete List of Past Continuous Forms USE 1 Interrupted Action in the Past Use the Past Continuous to indicate that a longer action in the past was interrupted. I was watching TV when she called. USE 2 Specific Time as an Interruption In USE 1, described above, the Past Continuous is interrupted by a shorter action in the Simple Past. Last night at 6 PM, I was eating dinner. In the Simple Past, a specific time is used to show when an action began or finished. Last night at 6 PM, I ate dinner. USE 3 Parallel Actions When you use the Past Continuous with two actions in the same sentence, it expresses the idea that both actions were happening at the same time. I was studying while he was making dinner. USE 4 Atmosphere In English, we often use a series of parallel actions to describe the atmosphere at a particular time in the past. Example: USE 5 Repetition and Irritation with "Always" While vs. Related:  English Language LearnersSandra

Free ESL worksheets, ESL printables, English grammar handouts, free printable tests Welcome to our downloadable ESL worksheets section. Whether you're an ESL student looking to practice English, or an ESL teacher looking for printables/ handouts for the classroom, check out our list of topics below. The topics covered include verb tenses, phrasal verbs, articles, prepositions, pronouns, countable and non-countable nouns, and many others. Click if you want to save time by downloading an exercise package in one zip file: IMPORTANT: The worksheets are for classroom/home use only. WRITING SKILLS (for advanced/native speakers): A or AN? SIMPLE PRESENT tense 1SIMPLE PRESENT tense 2Present tense of the verb TO BE 1TO BE? Prepositions after adjectives 1Prepositions after adjectives 2Prepositions after adjectives 3Prepositions (Mixed) 1Prepositions (Mixed) 2Prepositions (Mixed) 3Prepositions (Mixed) 4Prepositions (On, At, In) 1Prepositions (On, At, In) 2Prepositions (On, At, In) 3Prepositions (On, At, In) 4PREPOSITION or NO PREPOSITION?

Simple Past [VERB+ed] or irregular verbs Examples: You called Debbie. Did you call Debbie? Complete List of Simple Past Forms USE 1 Completed Action in the Past Use the Simple Past to express the idea that an action started and finished at a specific time in the past. I saw a movie yesterday. USE 2 A Series of Completed Actions We use the Simple Past to list a series of completed actions in the past. I finished work, walked to the beach, and found a nice place to swim. USE 3 Duration in Past The Simple Past can be used with a duration which starts and stops in the past. I lived in Brazil for two years. USE 4 Habits in the Past The Simple Past can also be used to describe a habit which stopped in the past. I studied French when I was a child. USE 5 Past Facts or Generalizations The Simple Past can also be used to describe past facts or generalizations which are no longer true. She was shy as a child, but now she is very outgoing. IMPORTANT When-Clauses Happen First Example: You just called Debbie.

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Pasado Continuo – (Past Continuous) El Pasado Continuo, es un tiempo verbal que describe acciones que estaban siendo realizadas en un momento del pasado al que se hace referencia y que luego continuaron, por ejemplo: Yesterday he was studying English. Ayer él estaba estudiando inglés. (Comenzó a estudiar antes de ese momento y continuó estudiando posteriormente) John was playing tennis at 10 a.m. John estuvo jugando tenis a las 10 a.m. El Pasado Continuo se construye con el verbo auxiliar “to be” en su forma pasada y el verbo principal en infinitivo con la terminación ING: Observa que la forma negativa se construye colocando la partícula NOT después del verbo TO BE. También se puede utilizar este tiempo verbal para relatar dos acciones que sucedieron en el pasado y que una de ellas ya se ha completado. When I left, he was studying the lesson. They were singing when I broke the window.

Idioms - A Idiom Advice Using the idioms, give advice to these people: Tom: I really want to go see a movie tonight, but I'm trying to save my money to buy a new watch. Advice:_____________________________________________ Julie: I just saw my brother's girlfriend with another boy, but he's in a really bad mood because he got fired this morning. Iris: Did you hear that? William: My grandfather is so old that he's almost deaf. Rita: My sister always steals my money! David: My girlfriend got a really good job offer in Taipei, but I’m afraid that if she moves away, she’ll forget about me and we might break up.

Verb Tense Exercise 3 1. A: What (you, do) when the accident occurred? B: I (try) to change a light bulb that had burnt out. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. Grammer? Anonymous: I am on my last attempt with the following questions. I have included the answers I think are correct and the examiners comments, I have really tried and I just can'y work out the correct answers. ny help would be great. Thanks For each of the following four sentences:(i ) Identify the verb phrase.(ii) Name the structure. Examples: I start work at seven every morning. I was living in Peru at the time. I went to Thailand last year to teach. Answer: Comment: (iii) Unfortunately this is not the past participle form of the verb. She can speak Mandarin. Comment: (ii) Yes, it is a modal structure in the present simple. He's been a teacher for ten years. Comment: (i ) is now correct. The school was founded in 2002. Comment: (ii) It is the past simple but note that it is the past simple passive.

Curso video pasado continuo (past continuous). tiempos verbales en inglés El vídeo de inglés enseña el pasado continuo (Past Continuous) de los tiempos verbales en gramática. Este tiempo nos indica una acción que ocurrió en el pasado pero en una situación exacta y momento preciso. Normalmente este tiempo verbal se utiliza para la narración de hechos y descripción de actividades que ocurrieron utilizando el verbo en gerundio. Mostramos un diálogo relatando las malas experiencias que tuvo un personaje en unas vacaciones. El pasado continúo o Past Continuous está formado gramaticalmente de la siguiente manera: - to be (past) + verb + ing En el vídeo vemos como ejemplo una situación conflictiva, presentando la utilización del pasado contínuo en las expresiones en donde el personaje se queja del viaje que realizó en sus vacaciones, en esta forma gramatical observamos la conjugación en primera persona, tiempo pasado del verbo "to be" y a continuación el verbo en infinitivo, agregando la terminación “ing”, es decir, el verbo en gerundio. Sobre el curso

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