Dalam pelajaran grammar, banyak sekali bentuk tenses. Salah satunya adalah past continous tense. Simak pengertian, contoh dan pola dalam kalimatnya.

Pengertian Past Continous Tense

Past Continous Tense  digunakan untuk menjelaskan peristiwa atau kejadian yang sedang terjadi di masa lampau. Past continuous tense juga digunakan untuk mengindikasikan kejadian yang lebih panjang di masa lalu disela oleh kejadian lain yang lebih pendek.

Ann was playing game when her mom called

(Anna sedang bermain game saat ibunya memanggil) Makna dari kalimat ini adalah keajadiannya sudah berlalu, namun menceritakan bahwa pada saat itu Ann sedang bermain game, lalu ibunya memanggil (durasi main game lebih lama dibandingkan durasi ibunya yang tiba-tiba memanggil)

Selain itu, kalimat past continuous tense juga menggunakan keterangan waktu yang spesifik untuk menunjukan dimulai atau diakhirinya sebuah peristiwa. Contoh:

I was watching a movie last night at 7 PM,

(Saya sedang menonton film semalam, jam 7)

Past continuous tense juga digunakan untuk menyatakan kejadian-kejadian pararel pada masa lampau. Contoh :

Karin was studying while her mom was making dinner.

(Karin sedang belajar sementara ibunya  memasak untuk makan malam)

Rumus Past Continous Tense

(+)  Subjek + was/ were + Ving

(-)  Subjek + was/ were + not + Ving

(?) Was/ were + Subjek + Ving

I, he, she, it menggunakan was,  sedangkan you, they, we menggunakan were.



 

Contoh Past Continuous Tense

(+) Jack was studying when dad called

(-) Jack was not studying when dad called

(?)Was Jack studying when dad called?

 

(+) We were going to cinema last nigth at 7 PM.

(-) We were  not going to cinema last nigth at 7 PM

(?)Were we going to cinema last nigth at 7 PM?

 

(+) Daddy was taking a shower while mommy cooked breakfast

(-) Daddy was not taking a shower while mommy cooked breakfast

(?)Was Daddy taking a shower while mommy cooked breakfast?

 

(+) You were sleeping last nigth at 9 PM.

(-)You were not sleeping last nigth at 9 PM

(?) Were you sleeping last nigth at 9 PM?

(+) The baby was crying when mom came

(-)The baby was  not crying when mom came

(?) Was the baby crying when mom came?

 

(+) The children were playing while mommy went to the shop

(-) The children were not playing while mommy went to the shop

(?) Were the children playing while mommy went to the shop?

 

(+) Jony was sleeping when the thief stole his watch

(-) Jony was not sleeping when the thief stole his watch

(?)  Was Jony sleeping when the thief stole his watch?




 

 

(+) The teacher was exlpaining when Ryan came late

(-) The teacher was not exlpaining when Ryan came late

(?)  Was the teacher exlpaining when Ryan came late?

 

(+)  I was washing the clothes while my mother cooked

(-) I was not washing the clothes while my mother cooked

(?) Was I washing the clothes while my mother cooked?

 

(+) Daddy was working last nigth at 10 PM.

(-) Daddy was not working last nigth at 10 PM.

(?) Was Daddy working last nigth at 10 PM?