PAST CONTINUOUS

Alisson Soares
Mind Map by Alisson Soares, updated more than 1 year ago
Alisson Soares
Created by Alisson Soares about 3 years ago
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PAST CONTINUOUS
1 FORMS
1.1 POSITIVE
1.1.1 I was speaking
1.2 NEGATIVE
1.2.1 I was not speaking.
1.3 QUESTION
1.3.1 Was I speaking?
2 EXCEPTIONS
2.1 ADDING -ING
2.1.1 final e is dropped (but: ee is not changed)
2.1.1.1 EXAMPLE: come - coming agree - agreeing
2.1.2 after a short, stressed vowel, the final consonant is doubled
2.1.2.1 EXAMPLE: sit – sitting
2.1.3 l as final consonant after a vowel is doubled (in British English)
2.1.3.1 EXAMPLE: travel – travelling
2.1.4 final ie becomes y
2.1.4.1 EXAMPLE: lie – lying
3 Use of Past Continuous
3.1 puts emphasis on the course of an action in the past EXAMPLE:He was playing football.
3.2 two actions happening at the same time (in the past) EXAMPLE: While she was preparing dinner, he was washing the dishes.
3.3 action going on at a certain time in the past EXAMPLE: When I was having breakfast, the phone suddenly rang.
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