Past Continuous Tense

Past continuous tense digunakan untuk menerangkan hal-hal berikut:

  • Kejadian yang sedang terjadi pada waktu lampau.
  • Kejadian yang terjadi pada waktu lampau dan disusul dengan kejadian lain.
  • Dua kejadian yang berlangsung pada saat bersamaan pada waktu lampau.

Struktur Kalimat

Kejadian yang sedang terjadi pada waktu lampau.

Subjek + was/were + infinitive + -ing + objek

I was cooking an hour ago.
Jack was swimming before lunch yesterday.
You were listening to the news last Saturday.

Menerangkan kejadian yang sedang terjadi pada waktu lampau dan disusul dengan kejadian lain

Subjek + was/were + infinitive + -ing + objek + when + subjek + verba II

Valeriia was crying when I came.
You were sleeping when the telephone rang.
It was raining when she left.

Menerangkan kejadian yang berlangsung pada saat bersamaan pada waktu lampau

Subjek + was/were + infinitive + -ing + objek + while + subjek + was/were + infinitive + -ing + objek

We were making a fire while they were preparing dinner.
Jim was working while the others were sleeping.
Adam was singing while Maria was dancing.

Kalimat Tanya

was/were + subjek + infinitive + -ing + objek

Was he standing till five o’clock?
Was I falling asleep at the meeting?

What/where/when/why/who/how + was/were + subjek + infinitive + -ing + objek

What was Jane writing at the moment?
Who was crying this morning?
Who was travelling last Sunday?

Kalimat Negatif

Subjek + wasn't/weren't + infinitive + -ing + objek

I wasn’t cooking an hour ago.
Linda wasn’t playing the piano at the moment.
I wasn’t sailing last Saturday.

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