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Past Simple vs.

Past Continuous

deosebiri

Past Simple

Actiunea este incheiata.

De regula se traduce cu
perfectul compus din
romana.

Past Continuous

Actiunea este in progres, in


desfasurare
De regula, daca in romana
pot traduce cu imperfectul,
atunci in engleza este Past
Continuous.
Atentie insa la verbele care
nu pot fi folosite la forma
continua (vezi diferente
Present Simple vs.
Continuous).

Exemple de propozitii
Past Simple
Past Continuous

Am mancat cand a venit


fratele meu.

Mancam cand a venit fratele


meu.

We ate when my brother


came.

We were eating when my


brother came.

Eram acasa cand m-a sunat


ea.
I was at home when she
called me.

Eram acasa in timp ce suna


ea.
I was at home while she was
calling me.

(to be nu poate fi folosit la forma


continua)

(to be nu poate fi folosit la forma


continua)