Lesson 11 - Transportation
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- Learn how to form the past continuous in English.
- Learn how to use the past continous with the past tense.
- "Find the Mistake" review activity.
The past continuous indicates something that was happening in the past. The past continuous is formed with was or were and the present participle (the verb form with -ing).
I was studying.
He wasn't studying.
Was he studying?
Yes, he was.
No, he wasn't.
You were studying.
They weren't studying.
Were they studying?
Yes, they were.
No, they weren't.
Negative in red letters
Read Frank's schedule from yesterday and write sentences about what he was doing at different times.
8:00 AM - Meet with Mr. Jones
What was Frank doing at 8:00 AM?
What were you doing at these times? Write affirmative or negative sentences depending on what is true for you.
8:00 AM - eat breakfast
- or -
(The answer depends on what you were doing at this time.)
The Past Continuous and the Past Tense
We use the past continuous with the past tense in a sentence to indicate that something was happening when something else happened.
I was walking to school when it started raining.
Write sentences about the following events.
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM She/clean house
9:35 AM the telephone rang
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