Gramática Inglesa Online – Past Continuous

Gramática Inglesa Online – Past Continuous

El Past Continuous tiene cuatro usos.

  • 1. El pasado continuo se utiliza para expresar las actividades en curso antes de un tiempo particular en el pasado.

    At 7PM yesterday I was watching TV.

  • 2. El pasado continuo se utiliza para crear imágenes de palabras.

    When I woke up this morning, the sun was shining, the birds were singing, the waves were crashing on the shore.

  • 3. El pasado continuo se usa para una acción pasada interrumpida.

    I was crossing the road when the car crashed.
    While I was playing rugby, it started to snow.

  • 4. El pasado continuo se usa para expresar una acción pasada incompleta.

    I was reading a good book on the train. Suggests I didn’t finish the book.
    I read a good book on the train. Suggests I finished the book.

¿Cómo construir Past Continuous?

  • Oraciones afirmativas

    I, he, she, it, + was + verbo + ing + resto de la frase.
    We, you, they + were + verbo + ing + resto de la frase.

  • Oraciones negativas

    I, he, she, it + wasn’t + verbo + ing + resto de la frase.<br.
    We, you, they + were + verbo + ing + resto de la frase. </br.

  • Preguntas

    Palabra interrogativa + was + I, she, he, it + verbo + ing + object.
    Palabra interrogativa + weren’t + we, you, they + verbo + ing + object.