Simple Past Continuous Tense : Dipergunakan untuk menyatakan suatu perbuatan atau peristiwa yang sedang berlangsung pada waktu lampau.
Pattern : S + to be (was, were) + V 1 (ing) + …………………
I was watching TV when you came (+)
She was studying when you phoned (+)
They were swimming at nice yesterday morning (+)
- Jika kita hendak membuat kalimat tanya (interrogative) maka to be (was, were) kita letakan di muka subjek.
Were you watching TV when I phoned you ?
Was he studying English while I was listening to the radio ?
- Jika kita hendak membuat kalimat menyangkal (negative) maka kita menambahkan not (n’t) di belakang to be (was, were)
I was not (wasn’t) watching TV when you phoned me.
Rian and Ellys were not (weren’t) sleeping when I sang a song last night.
Time Signal : when, while, as, all day yesterday, the whole day last Monday, yesterday, last night, etc.