15.- Pasado progresivo
15.- Pasado Progresivo
a) Afirmativo: Sujeto + Pas. to be + forma ing
del verbo. Ej: I was going, you were reading, he was watching.
b) Negativo: Sujeto +
Pas. to be + not + forma ing del verbo. Ej: I was not going, you were
not reading, he was not watching.
c) Interrogativo: Pas. to be + sujeto + forma
ing del verbo: Ej: Was I going?, were you reading? was he watching?.
1) Si el verbo termina en "e", se suprime ésta antes de
añadir ing. Ej: come = coming.
2) El pasado del verbo to be
tiene dos formas was para la primera y tercera del singular y were para las
3) En la forma negativa was not se contrae en wasn't y were
not se contrae en weren't. Ej: you were not reading => you weren't reading.
1.- Para acciones que se estaban realizando en un momento del
pasado.Ej: I was reading a book
2.- Para unir en una misma frase un hecho que se
estaba realizando con otro que viene a interrumpirlo. La primera acción, que empieza
antes que la segunda, va en pasado progresivo. La segunda acción, que interrumpe a la
primera, va en pasado simple. Ej: They were playing tennis when he came
Ejemplo de la conjugación de un verbo en Pasado Progresivo:
|I was speaking||I was not speaking||Was I speaking?|
|You were speaking||You were not speaking||Were you speaking?|
|He was speaking||He was not speaking||Was he speaking?|
|She was speaking||She was not speaking||Was she speaking?|
|It was speaking||It was not speaking||Was it speaking?|
|We were speaking||We were not speaking||Were we speaking?|
|They were speaking||They were not speaking||Were they speaking?|