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Tau dong cara menggunakan Past Continuous Tense ?

Posted in Bahasa Inggris Itu Menyenangkan by branata on Oktober 26, 2009

 

Seperti dikutip di posting sebelumnya, past continous tense dapat digunakan untuk menyatakan peristiwa yang sedang terjadi pada suatu waktu tertentu di masa lampau.

 

contoh itu wajib :

 

At 8pm yesterday, I was watching TV.

past

present

future


8pm


At 8pm, I was in the middle of watching TV.

 

Ketika kita menggunakan past continuous tense,  orang yang mendengarkan percakapan kita, secara umum mengetahui kapan waktu yang dimaksud oleh kita.

 

contoh lagi :

  • I was working at 10pm last night.
  • They were not playing football at 9am this morning.
  • What were you doing at 10pm last night?
  • What were you doing when he arrived?
  • She was cooking when I telephoned her.
  • We were having dinner when it started to rain.
  • Ram went home early because it was snowing.

 

Kita juga sering menemukan bila past continuous tense dapat digunakan untuk “set the scene” atau membentuk adegan pada cerita, untuk mendeskripsikan situasi yang menjadi latar tempat terjadinya suatu peristiwa.

 

contoh :

" James Bond was driving through town. It was raining. The wind was blowing hard. Nobody was walking in the streets. Suddenly, Bond saw the killer in a telephone box…"

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