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Use
The Past Continuous is used to express a past activity happening
over a period of time.
Last night 8p.m. 9p.m. 10p.m. Now I watching TV.
' What were you doing at 9.00 last night?'
‘I was watching TV.' (I started watching before 9.00, and
continued after 9.00.)
Present Simple and Present Continuous
Look at the use of the Present Simple and the Present Continuous in
the following sentences.
Do you wear a uniform at work?
Why are you wearing that funny hat?
I watch TV nearly every night.
Sh! I'm watching a good film!
Annie works in an office.
It's Sunday now. She isn't working.
Past Simple and Past Continuous
Look at the use of the Past Continuous and the Past Simple in the
following sentences.
/ was doing my homework at 7.00 last night. (I was in the
middle of the activity.)
/ did my homework last night. (I started and finished.)
/ was doing my homework when Jack arrived.
When the teacher arrived, the students were talking.
(Doing my homework and talking are long
activities. Something happened in the
middle to interrupt them.)
The teacher arrived. Then they started the lesson. (Here, there
are two activities, one followed by another.)
The moon was shining through the window.
James Bond came into the room and sat down on the bed.
(In stories, the Past Continuous is often used to describe the
scene. The Past Simple tells the action.)
                          49
Use

The Past Continuous is used to express a past activity happening
over a period of time.
Last night 8p.m. 9p.m. 10p.m. Now I watching TV.
' What were you doing at 9.00 last night?'
I was watching TV.' (I started watching before 9.00, and
continued after 9.00.)

Present Simple and Present Continuous

Look at the use of the Present Simple and the Present Continuous in
the following sentences.

Do you wear a uniform at work?
Why are you wearing that funny hat?
I watch TV nearly every night.
Sh! I'm watching a good film!
Annie works in an office.
It's Sunday now. She isn't working.

Past Simple and Past Continuous

Look at the use of the Past Continuous and the Past Simple in the
following sentences.

/ was doing my homework at 7.00 last night. (I was in the
middle of the activity.)
/ did my homework last night. (I started and finished.)
/ was doing my homework when Jack arrived.
When the teacher arrived, the students were talking.

(Doing my homework and talking are long
activities. Something happened in the
middle to interrupt them.)

The teacher arrived. Then they started the lesson. (Here, there
are two activities, one followed by another.)

The moon was shining through the window.
James Bond came into the room and sat down on the bed.
(In stories, the Past Continuous is often used to describe the
scene. The Past Simple tells the action.)