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PAPER

“PAST CONTINUOUS TENSES”

BY GROUP OF FIVE

Endang Lustiani lahagu : 16010009

Lusia Nimarwati : 16010017

Rangga Aprialdis : 16010022

Delvita Azhari : 16010036

INSTITUTE OF HEALTH SCIENCE

PEKANBARU MEDICAL CENTER

2018
PREFACE

Thank to Almighty God who has given His bless to the writer for finishing the English
paper assignment entitled “PAST CONTINUOUS”.

The author also wishes to thank the lecturer who has guided in completing this paper
"Mr. Jimmi Zakaria, S. pd, M.pd" This paper contains the notions, formulas, and sentence
examples from the present perfect tense.
hopefully this paper can be useful for readers to expand knowledge about present perfect tense.

Pekanbaru, March 2018

Athour
TABLE OF CONTENTS

PREFACE ..............................................................................................................................

TABLE OF CONTENTS .......................................................................................................

CHAPTER I PRELIMINARY ...............................................................................................

A. Background ................................................................................................................
B. Aim ............................................................................................................................
C. Formulation Of The Problem .....................................................................................

CHAPTER II DISCUSSION .................................................................................................

A. Definition ...................................................................................................................
B. Formula Of Past Continuous ......................................................................................
C. Example Sentence Of Past Continuous......................................................................

CHAPTER III CLOSE ...........................................................................................................

A. Conclusion .................................................................................................................
B. Suggestion ..................................................................................................................
CHAPTER I

PRELIMINARY

A. Background
Each language must have rules or often we call the term grammar of each, as well as
with English, a lot of rules that must be considered in its use, especially in the field of
writingnya. Therefore, we try to present a paper with the title Past Continuous Tense, from the
many rules of the English language, in addition to fulfilling the tasks of college also aims
hopefully this short article can add our insight about the English language.

B. Formulation Of The Problem


1. What is meant by Past Continuous Tense?
2. What are the Past Continuous Tense formulas?
3. How to Use Past Continuous Tense?

C. Aim
1. Knowing the Past Continuous
2. Understand the formulas of the Past Continuous Tense formula
3. Understand and apply the Past Continuous Tense
CHAPTER II

DISCUSSION

A. Definition
Past continuous tense is a tense form used to indicate that an action is taking place
for a certain time in the past. This form indicates that the action took place before, was in
progress during, and may continue after (continued after) time or other actions that
occurred in the past.

General understanding past continuous tense sentence is a sentence that states the
events taking place in the past. On the use of Past Continuous Tense verb used must end
with-ing / (Verb + ing). Past Continuous Tense form of time using this type of "TO BE"
(was / were).
 Was to subject: I, she, he, it.
 Were on the subject: you, they, we.

B. Formula Of Past Continuous


This tense generally occurs only in the action of dynamic verb, not stative verb
because in general only dynamic verb has a continuous form.

The verb form of this formula for positive sentences, negative, and interrogative
following examples are as follows:

Sentence type The formula Example Past Continuous Tense

The team was running


S + be(was/were) + V1-
positve (+)
ing/present participle
The workers were queuing

The team was not running


S + be(was/were) + not +
negative (-)
V1-ing/present participle
The workers weren’t queuing
Was the team running
interogative be(was/were) + S + V1-
(?) ing/present participle?
Were the workers queuing

C. Example Sentence Of Past Continuous


Past Continuous is used to express the following :
1. Stating activities being carried out at a specific time in the past .
For example :
 We were gardening at 7 a.m yesterday
 He was eating at 8 p.m last night
2. Stating activities being carried out when other events occurred in the past .
For example :
 I was cooking when the phone rang
 When the phone rang , I was cooking
 They were chattering when I came
3. Declare two activities / more is going on simultaneously in the past .
Sample sentences include:
 While I was sweeping the floor , my father was watering plants
 At 9 am yesterday , I was baking a cake while my brother was reading a book
CHAPTER III
CLOSE

A. Conclusion
1. Past continuous tense is a phrase that states events are happening in the past
2. On the use of Past Continuous Tense verb used must end with-ing / (Verb + ing). Past
Continuous Tense form of time using this type of "TO BE" (was / were).
3. The verb form of this formula for positive sentences, negative, and interrogative
following examples are as follows:

Sentence type The formula Example Past Continuous Tense

The team was running


S + be(was/were) + V1-
positve (+)
ing/present participle
The workers were queuing

The team was not running


S + be(was/were) + not +
negative (-)
V1-ing/present participle
The workers weren’t queuing

Was the team running


interogative be(was/were) + S + V1-
(?) ing/present participle?
Were the workers queuing

4. Use Past Continuous tense saah only Declare the activities that are being done at a certain
time in the past.
Example:
 We were gardening at 7 a.m yesterday.
B. Suggestion
From the assessment that has been done is expected we would more understand about
tenses in English in this case "Present Perfect Tense". because in English there are rules in
the learning process, especially pronunciation.
The readers and also the authors want to involve themselves in the application of
English in everyday life because English is an international language.