Past Simple vs Past Continuous

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Past Simple vs Past Continuous

Do you remember the irregular verbs?

Past Simple vs Past Continuous

Past Simple

These are the rules to form the simple past (affirmative form) of regular verbs.1) We add “ed” at the end of the verb in infinive form.–> visit – visited 2) If the verb finishes with “e”, we just add “d”–> live – lived 3) If the verb finishes with consonant + vowel + consonant and the vowel is accented, we must duplicate the last consonant, and then add “ed”–> stop – stopped 4) If the verb finishes with a consonant + "y", we must change this “y” for “i”, and then add “ed”–> study – studied5) If there isn’t a consonant before "y", we apply the general rule (add “ed”)–> play – played

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Past Continuous

The past continuous of any verb is composed of two parts : the past tense of the verb to be (was/were), and the base of the main verb +ing.AffirmativeI/He/She/It was working.You/We/They were working.NegativeI/He/She/It wasn't working.You/We/They weren't working.InterrogativeWas I/He/She/It working?Were You/We/They working?


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