Past Continuous

past progressive tense

Progressive tense atau continuous tense merupakan salah satu tenses yang menujukkan sesuatu yang sedang terjadi atau sedang berlangsung. Mirip dengan aturan di present continuous tense, penerapan past progressive tense adalah untuk menujukkan sesuatu yang SEDANG terjadi di masa lalu.

Mari kita perhatikan contoh berikut :

It is 5 o’clock now. Jonathan is at home. He is reading a book. At 3.30 he wasn’t at home. He was at his office. He was working. He wasn’t reading a book.

Dari kalimat di atas dapat kita pahami bahwa past progressive ini mirip dengan pesent progressive. (Lihat present progressive di sini). Bedanya adalah pada pemakaian was/were menggantikan am/is/are dan keterangan waktu yang digunakan. Past continuous juga menggunakan kata kerja berakhiran -ing.

  • I am reading a book (present continuous)
  • I was reading a book at 5.00 yesterday (past continuous)

Penggunaan Was/Were + kata kerja -ing

Ingat lagi

I/She/He/It   menggunakan was

You/They/We  menggunakan were

Ingat juga, progressive tense menggunakan kata kerja dengan akhiran -ing. Misalnya; run menjadi running, eat menjadi eating dan sebagainya. Untuk kalimat bentuk negatif, sama dengan pola-pola tenses sebelumnya yaitu menggunakan NOT setelah was/were. Untuk kalimat tanya, was/were di pasangkan di depan subjek, dan what/where/who/dst di depan was/were jika ada.

  • I was doing
  • I wasn’t doing
  • Was I doing?
  • He was wacthing
  • He wasn’t watching
  • Was he watching?
  • She was playing
  • She wasn’t playing
  • Was she playing?
  • We were talking
  • We weren’t talking
  • Were we talking?
  • You were running?
  • You weren’t running?
  • Were you running?

Contoh kalimat :

  • Were you working at 8.30 yesterday morning?
  • I don’t know what she was talking about yesterday
  • I wasn’t listening to her
  • It was raining this morning
  • We were living in Jakarta last year.
  • What were you doing last night?
  • She was watching TV
  • Anastasia was washing her car at 7.30 yesterday morning
  • She was reading newspaper at 10.00 yesterday
  • Where were you living in 1999?
  • Was it raining when you came home?
  • Was he driving so fast?
  • He wasn’t wearing a suit
  • He was carrying a bag
  • Mrs. Beinfield was wearing a hat
  • She wasn’t riding a bicycle
  • Caroline and James were waiting for the bus

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