Tenses (Past Continuous Tense)

TENSES
Past Continuous (Progressive) Tense
Verbal :
a.       Pola Kalimat
(+) S + was/were + verb-ing + O.
(-) S + was/were + not + verb-ing + O.
(?) Was/Were + S + verb-ing + O ?
WERE             : digunakan untuk subject you, they, we.
WAS               : digunakan untuk subject I, she, he, it.
b.      Contoh :
(+) They were sleeping all morning yesterday.
(-) They were not sleeping all morning yesterday.
(?) Were they sleeping all morning yesterday ?
            Yes, they were.
            No, they were not.
c.       Digunakan untuk menyatakan aktivitas yang sedang berlangsung pada waktu lampau ketika perbuatan lain terjadi di waktu lampau.
e.g       : When the teacher came, the boys were playing chess.
            : We were studying English while the bell rang.
           
            Nominal Sentence :
            Pola :
            (+) S + was/were + (being) + complement.
            (-) S + was/were + not + (being) + complement.
            (?) Was/Were + S + (being) + complement ?
           
            Contoh :
            She was (being) crazy.
d.      Keterangan waktu untuk past continuous tense.
          All morning yesterday      : sepanjang pagi kemarin.
          At ….. o’clock yesterday  : ………. Jam kemarin.
          As ……                             : ketika.
          When ……                        : ketika.
          While                                 : ketika/sementara.
e.       Menggunakan kata Tanya.
1.      Untuk menanyakan subject.
Q.W. + was + verb-ing + O ?
            2.   Untuk menanyakan selain subject.
                  Q.W. + was/were + S + verb-ing + O ?
            Contoh :
                                    Aboy was advising her brother.
                                     a                                b
a.       How many boys were advising her brother ?

b.      Whose brother was a boy advising ?

Book : The Understanding Grammar
Written by : Agus Daman Huri

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  1. Ricky Haryanto March 17, 2015

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