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Simple past vs past continuous

Study the following presentation where you will see the differences between simple past and past continuous.

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Simple past vs past continuous

  1. 1. Simple Past
  2. 2. Use the simple past if: 1. The action occurred in the past and does not include the present. 2. The action is completed. 3. The action happened at a specific past time. Time expressions: yesterday, last night two days ago, 2010, etc.
  3. 3. SUBJECT MAIN VERB/Simple past form REST OF SENTENCE SUBJECT AUXILIARY VERB DID/ NOT (didn’t) MAIN VERB/ Simple present form REST OF SENTENCE QUESTION WORD AUXILIARY VERB (DID) SUBJECT MAIN VERB /Simple present form REST OF SENTENCE Interrogative sentences Simple Past - Sentence structure Affirmative sentences Negative sentences Completed actions in the past What did you watch yesterday? You watched Tv yesterday She didn’t watch TV last night.
  4. 4. Formative assignment to complete and put in your English portfolio.
  5. 5. Past Continuous
  6. 6. SUBJECT VERB BE / NOT MAIN VERB REST OF SENTENCE QUESTION WORD VERB BE SUBJECT MAIN VERB REST OF SENTENCE Interrogative sentences Past Continuous - Sentence structure Affirmative sentences Negative sentences I was watching TV (when I herd the noise) . I was not paying attention to teacher Rosalba. What were you doing during your last English class with teacher Rosalba?
  7. 7. Formative assignment to complete and put in your English portfolio.

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