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Past Continuous

prezentare

schema
Afirmativ:

S + was/were + V-ing
Negativ: S + was/were + not + V-ing
Interogativ: Was/were + S + V-ing?
Nota:
I, he, she, it was;
you,we, they were

was not = wasnt


were not = werent

utilizare

Past Continuous exprima actiuni aflate in


desfasurare intr-o perioada din trecut.
Este corespondentul imperfectului din limba romana.

Expresii specifice:

(at) this time yesterday = ieri pe vremea asta


from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. = de la 8 dimineata la 7 seara (considerand
o perioada trecuta)

between 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. = intre 8 dimineata si 7 seara


(considerand o perioada trecuta)

Exemple de propozitii

Ma uitam la TV ieri pe vremea


asta.
I was watching TV at this time
yesterday.
Nu ma uitam la TV aseara de la
6 la 7.
I wasnt watching TV from 6 to 7
last night.
Va uitati la TV cand am sunat?
Were you watching TV when I
phoned?

Afirmativ: S + was/were +
ing

V-

Negativ: S + was/were + not +


V-ing

Interogativ: Was/were + S + Ving?

Atentie!

Chiar

daca situatia comunicata cere un Past


Continuous, totusi, daca verbul are restrictie
la un timp continuu, atunci se pune Past
Simple.

Verbe care NU pot fi folosite la un timp continuu


Verbele

de perceptie (to see, to taste, to


smell, to hear etc.)
Alte verbe ca: to be, to have, to think, to
believe, to love, to like, to hate, to know,to
understand, to want, to prefer, to mean, to
seem, to belong, to rememberetc.
pentru detalii vezi prezentarea Present
Simple/Continuous (diferente)

exemplu
Eram

acolo cand s-a intamplat.


I was there when it happened.
Observatie:
Actiunea a fi este in desfasurare in momentul
cand ceva s-a intamplat, insa NU putem
folosi Past Continuous pentru ca verbul to
be NU poate fi folosit la un timp continuu.