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15.01.2016 — Tenses in English

10.04.2016 — Present Tenses

11.04.2016 — Present Simple

12.04.2016 — Present Continuous

19.04.2016 — Present Perfect

20.04.2016 — Present Perfect Continuous

27.04.2016 — Past Simple

28.04.2016 — Past Continuous

29.04.2016 — Past Perfect

30.04.2016 — Past Perfect Continuous

11.05.2016 — Past Tenses

12.05.2016 — Future Simple

15.05.2016 — Future Continuous

16.05.2016 — Future Perfect

17.05.2016 — Future Perfect Continuous

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Past Continuous

28.04.2016

Past Continuous - прошедшее продолженное время 

Формообразование

Форма прошедшего времени глагола to be (was / were) + смысловой глагол+ing 

Was / were + Ving 

I / he / she / it + WAS
we / you / they + WERE 

Kate was doing her homework at 4 p.m. yesterday.
Kate wasn't doing her homework at 4 p.m. yesterday.
Was Kate doing her homework at 4 p.m. yesterday? - Yes, she was. / No, she wasn't. 


Употребление:

1. Речь идет о действии, которое происходило в определенный момент в прошлом (неизвестно, когда оно началось и завершилось) (e.g. at 5:00 yesterday):

The children were walking to school at 8:00 a.m. yesterday.
He was playing tennis at 4:30 yesterday. 

2. Действие, которое происходило в прошлом и было прервано другим действием. Past Continuous употребляется для описания действия в развитии / процессе (длительное действие), а Past Simple - для описания действия, которое прервало его (краткое действие): 

She was reading a book when the lights went out.
 While I was getting dressed the bell rang.

3. Два или более одновременных длительных действий, выполняемых разными людьми или для фонового описания событий истории: 

While I was sunbathing, Tim was swimming.
Helen was cooking while Tom was washing his car.
She was flying to Paris.
The sun was shining... 

Указатели времени (сигналы), употребляемые с Past Continuous:

while, when, as, all day / night / morning yesterday etc.