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Trecutul (Simplu) Continuu

(The Past Tense Continuous)


Cum se formeaza
was/were + present participle

Cand se foloseste & Exemple


1. pentru a exprima o actiune in progres la un anumit moment din trecut

I remember that yesterday at 5 Pm I was watching TV.


(Imi amintesc ca ieri la ora 5 pm, ma uitam la Tv.) 2. pentru a arata ca o actiune trecuta a fost intrerupta de o alta

I was playing a computer game when she called.


(Ma jucam pe calculator cand ea a sunat.)

While we were having the picnic, it started to rain.


(In timp ce eram la picnic, a inceput sa ploua.) 3. folosind "Past Continuous Tense" pentru actiuni trecute sublinieaza ideea de paralelism, simultaneitate (se cunoaste timpul)

Last evening at 5 Pm, I was studying while he was making dinner.


(Seara trecuta, la ora 5 pm, eu invatam in timp ce el pregatea cina.) 4. pentru a exprima iritarea vis-a-vis de actiuni care se repetau in trecut

He was constantly/ always coming late to the English class.


(Intotdeauna venea tarziu la ora de engleza.) 5. pentru a exprima conditionalul prezent ireal continuu

What would you say if the boy were studying now ? (Discutie intre
parinti cand se pregatesc sa intre in camera copiilor. Ei nu se asteapta ca baiatul lor sa invete acum.) (Ce ai spune daca baiatul ar invata acum?)

Exercitii
Traduceti in engleza urmatoarele propozitii:

Ieri la 7 Pm imi luam cina. (actiune continua in trecut, stim timpul cu exactitate)
Yesterday, at 7 PM I was having dinner.

Ieri la 9 Pm ma uitam la TV. (actiune continua in trecut, stim timpul cu exactitate)


Yesterday at 9 PM, I was watching TV.

Ieri, in timp ce eu ma uitam la TV, Maria se juca pe calculator. (2 actiuni simultane in trecut, stim timpul cu exactitate)

Zesterday, while I was watching TV, Marz was playing on the computer.