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THE PAST CONTINUOUS TENSE - ŞİMDİKİ ZAMANIN HİKAYESİ

A. USE

1. The Past Continuous
is used to express continuous actions occurring in the past.
Past Continuous geçmişte zamanın belirli bir anında devam etmekte olan eylemleri ve olayları ifade etmek için kullanılır.

I was watching TV at home last night.
They
were playing football yesterday afternoon.


2. The Past Continuous tense is frequently used to refer to an ongoing action which was taking place when something else occurred in the past.
Geçmişte devam etmekte olan bir olay esnasında başka bir eylem gerçekleşirse ve bu olaylar "when" ile kurulmuşsa simple past ve past continuous tense birlikte ifade edilir.

My father was watching TV when I arrived at home.
He
was reading book while she was washing the dishes.


B. STRUCTURE

Positive Structure:

I was
You were
He was
She was working.
It was
We were
They were

Negative Structure:

I
You
He wasn't
She was not working.
It
We
They

Question structure:

I
You
Was He
Wasn't She working?
It
We
They