2020-10-16

MATERI BAHASA INGGRIS SMP KELAS 9 – PAST CONTINUOUS TENSE

FUNGSI PAST CONTINUOUS TENSE

Past continuous tense is used to talk about things that were happening in the past and had not stopped happening. To make the continuous tense, use ‘was’ or ‘were’ and a verb that ends with –ing.

Examples

CONTOH KALIMAT PAST CONTINUOUS TENSE

·        I was reading a novel.

·        Ghania was painting a flower.

·        They were all singing at the party.

·        The children weren’t listening to the teacher.

·        We were looking for our cat, Katty.

You can also use the past continuous tense to say what was happening when something else happened, for examples:

Forms
Past Continuous + when + Subject + V2
Or
When + Subject + V2 + Past Continuous

CONTOH KALIMAT PAST CONTINUOUS TENSE

·        Budi was doing his math homework when I got home.

·        Dad was washing the car when I got home.

·        When I saw Tari, she was crying in the park.

·        We were all enjoying the music when the power went out.

·        What were they doing when the guests came?

RUMUS PAST CONTINUOUS TENSE / FORMS OF PAST CONTINUOUS TENSE

A. Positive Form of Past Continuous Tense

Subject + was/were + Verb-ing

Subject

Verb to be (was/were)

Verb+ -ing

I
She
He
It
was
walking
We
You
They
were


B. Negative Form of Past Continuous Tense

Subject + was/were + not + Verb-ing

Subject

Verb to be (was/were) + not

Verb+ -ing

I
She
He
It
was not / wasn’t
walking
We
You
They
were not / weren’t


C. Question Form / Interrogative Form of Past Continuous Tense

Was/Were + Subject + Verb-ing

Were/Was

Subject

Verb + -ing

Was
I
She
He
It
walking
Were
We
You
They


Short Answer of Past Continuous Tense

Positive Answer of Past Continuous Tense

Yes + Subject + was/were

Yes

Subject

Was / Were

I
She
He
It
was
We
You
They
were


Negative Answer of Past Continuous Tense

No + Subject + was/were + not

No

Subject

Was / Were + not

I
She
He
It
wasn’t / was not
We
You
They
weren’t / were not

 

SOAL LATIHAN PAST CONTINUOUS TENSE

Complete the sentences using was or were.

Example

Gaga

:

Were you sleeping when I called you?

Cupen

:

No, I wasn’t.

 

1.

Ghania

:

What _________ you doing when the teacher arrived?

 

Aisyah

:

I _________ reading your letter.

2.

Ghania

:

_________ they working hard?

 

Aisyah

:

No, they _________

3.

Ghania

:

_________ she crying when you saw her?

 

Aisyah

:

Yes, she _________

4.

Ghania _________ still lying in bed so she _________ hear the doorbell.

5.

Ghania

:

_________ they speaking to you when you met?

 

Aisyah

:

No, they _________

Key Answer

1.      were / was

2.      were / weren’t

3.      was / was

4.      was / was

5.      were / weren’t

Complete the sentences, putting the verbs in the past simple or past continuous.

Example;

You were working in a restaurant when I first met you. (work/meet)

1.      They __________ for me when I __________ at the station. (wait/arrive)

2.      She __________ in the sea when I __________ her. (swim/see)

3.      __________ they __________ tennis when it __________ raining? (play/start)

4.      She __________ when she __________ the news. (cry/hear)

5.      It __________ when I __________. (rain/get up)

Key Answer

1.      were waiting/arrived

2.      was swimming/saw

3.      were/playing/started

4.      was crying/heard

5.      was raining/got up

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