1.1 Form Of The Past Continuous tense
a) Affirmative (Positive) Sentences
was / were + -ing
was eating hamburger
was having breakfast
was playing football
were eating hamburger
were having breakfast
were playing football
John went to bed at 10:30. At 11:00 he was
The children were playing in the garden at 9
oclock in the morning.
We were watching TV at 7 yesterday evening.
My father was drinking coffee while I was
Mom was cooking lunch in the kitchen when I went
b) Negative Sentences
was not eating hamburger
was not having breakfast
was not playing football
were not eating hamburger
were not having breakfast
were not playing football
Past Continuous Tense olumsuz cümlelerinde, be ( was
/ were) yardımcı fiiline not eklenir.
Robert was not studying (Robert wasnt studying)
The baby was not sleeping. (The baby wasnt
They were not listening to music. (They werent
listening to music)
I was not dancing. (I wasnt dancing)
She was not writing a letter. (She wasnt writing
My mother was not making a cake (My mother wasnt
making a cake)
We were not working. (We werent working.)
c) Question Sentences
Soru cümlelerinde WAS,WERE yardımcı fiilleri öznenin
önünde (cümle başında) kullanılır. Fillere ing
Was Jane sleeping in her room?
Were the students studying in the library?
Was the boss speaking on the phone at that moment?
Were you going to the supermarket?
Was the secretary typing the letters?
1.2 Use Of The Past Continuous Tense
a) The past continuous tense geçmişte belirli bir
zamanda devam etmekte olan bir eylemi ifade eder.
At this time last week we were lying on the beach.
My father was working in the garage so he didn't
hear the telephone when I called him yesterday.
I took my car to the mechanic yesterday because it
wasnt working properly.
Sorry, I wasn't listening. Can you say it again
What were you doing at 8 o'clock yesterday?
Why were you talking to John when I saw you in the
I went home early yesterday. Mon was still cooking
b) Past continuous tense,simple past tense ile
kullanıldığında, bir eylem devam ederken, diğer bir
eylemin de olduğunu ifade eder.. Aşağıdaki
örneklerin her birinde, the basit eylem (past
simple) daha uzun bir eylemin (past continuous) tam
You phoned while I was having a bath.
When I got home yesterday, a cat was sitting on
It started to rain just as we were getting ready
to have our picnic.
The boy was standing on the table when the
principal came into the room.
Many people were shopping in the market when the
When I went to bed last night the sun was already
beginning to rise.
It was lucky we weren't sitting under that tree
when the lightning hit.
What were you doing when the lights went off last
Were you watching me when I showed you how to do
How fast was she driving when she had the
1.2 Using Time Clauses in Past Continuous Tense
When - While - As
a) while,when,as ,time clause( zaman cümleciği) daki
eylem continuous yapıda iken kullanılır..
While I was walking down the street, I saw an old
friend of mine.
b) while and as time clause( zaman cümleciği) daki
eylem simple past ise asla kullanılmaz.
INCORRECT: While I came home, my sister was talking
on the phone.
INCORRECT: As I came home, my sister was talking on