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PAST PROGRESSIVE

 

L'argomento grammaticale affrontato in questa pagina riguarda il  Past Progressive o Continuous dei verbi:

- la forma affermativa

- la forma negativa

- la forma interrogativa

- la forma interrogativa-negativa

- le risposte brevi

- l'uso

Al termine della lezione nell'area Laboratorio di Inglese Interattivo è possibile svolgere 5 esercizi con feedback immediato per valutare la comprensione dell'argomento.


 

 

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Past Progressive (Past Continuous)

PAST SIMPLE TO BE + forma -ING del verbo


Forma affermativa

SOGGETTO + PAST SIMPLE TO BE + forma -ING del verbo

TO DRINK Esempio

I was drinking

I was drinking a glass of water. = Stavo bevendo (Bevevo) un bicchiere d'acqua

you were drinking

You were drinking a glass of water. = Stavi bevendo un bicchiere d'acqua

he was drinking

Ron was drinking a glass of water. = Ron stava bevendo un bicchiere d'acqua

she was drinking

Susan was drinking a glass of water. = Susan stava bevendo un bicchiere d'acqua

it was drinking

My dog was drinking. = Il mio cane stava bevendo

we were drinking

We were drinking a bottle of water. = Stavamo bevendo una bottiglia d'acqua

you were drinking

You were drinking a bottle of water. = Stavate bevendo una bottiglia d'acqua

they were drinking

Ron and Susan were drinking a bottle of water. = Ron e Susan stavano bevendo una bottiglia d'acqua


Forma Negativa

SOGGETTO + PAST SIMPLE TO BE + NOT + forma -ING del verbo

TO DRINK

Esempio

I was not drinking

I wasn't drinking

I wasn't drinking a glass of water. = Non stavo bevendo (Non bevevo) un bicchiere d'acqua

you were not drinking

you weren't drinking

You weren't drinking a glass of water. = Non stavi bevendo un bicchiere d'acqua

he was not drinking

he wasn't drinking

Ron wasn't drinking a glass of water. = Ron non stava bevendo un bicchiere d'acqua

she was not drinking

she wasn't drinking

Susan wasn't drinking a glass of water. = Susan non stava bevendo un bicchiere d'acqua

it was not drinking

it wasn't drinking

My dog wasn't drinking.  = Il mio cane non stava bevendo

we were not drinking

we weren't drinking

We weren't drinking a bottle of water. = Non stavamo bevendo una bottiglia d'acqua

you were not drinking

you weren't drinking

You weren't drinking a bottle of water.  = Non stavate bevendo una bottiglia d'acqua

they were not drinking

they weren't drinking

Ron and Susan weren't drinking a bottle of water.  = Ron e Susan non stavano bevendo una bottiglia d'acqua


 

Forma Interrogativa

 

PAST SIMPLE TO BE + SOGGETTO + forma -ING del verbo

TO DRINK Esempio

Was I drinking

Was I drinking too much? = Stavo bevendo (Bevevo) troppo?

Were you drinking

Were you drinking a glass of water? = Stavi bevendo un bicchiere d'acqua?

Was he drinking

Was Ron drinking a glass of water? = Ron stava bevendo un bicchiere d'acqua?

Was she drinking Was Susan drinking a glass of water? = Susan stava bevendo un bicchiere d'acqua?
Was it drinking Was my dog  drinking? = Il mio cane stava bevendo?
Were we drinking Were we drinking too much water? = Stavamo bevendo troppa acqua?
Were you drinking Were you drinking my bottle of water? = Stavate bevendo la mia bottiglia d'acqua?
Were they drinking Were Ron and Susan drinking a bottle of water? = Ron e Susan stavano bevendo una bottiglia d'acqua?

 

Forma Interrogativa-Negativa

 

PAST SIMPLE TO BE + NOT + SOGGETTO + forma -ING del verbo

TO DRINK

Esempio

Wasn't I drinking

Wasn't I drinking too much? = Non stavo bevendo (Non bevevo) troppao?

Weren't you drinking

Weren't you drinking a glass of water? = Non stavi bevendo un bicchiere d'acqua?

Wasn't he drinking

Wasn't Ron drinking a glass of water? = Ron non stava bevendo un bicchiere d'acqua?

Wasn't she drinking Wasn't Susan drinking a glass of water? = Susan non stava bevendo un bicchiere d'acqua?
Wasn't it drinking Wasn't my dog  drinking? = Il mio cane non stava bevendo?
Weren't we drinking Weren't we drinking too much? = Non stavamo bevendo troppo?
Weren't you drinking Weren't you drinking my bottle of water? = Non stavate bevendo la mia bottiglia d'acqua?
Weren't they drinking Weren't Ron and Susan drinking a bottle of water? = Ron e Susan non stavano bevendo una bottiglia d'acqua?

Short Answers  (Risposte brevi)

 

Were you drinking a glass of water? Yes, I was/No, I wasn't = Stavi bevendo un bicchiere d'acqua? Sì/No

Was Ron drinking a glass of water? Yes, he was/No, he wasn't = Ron stava bevendo un bicchiere d'acqua? Sì/No

 



 

Uso del Past Progressive

  • Azioni nel passato che erano già in fase di svolgimento quando se ne verifica un'altra, resa con il Past Simple

     

    Es: She was playing tennis, when she saw Mike -> Stava giocando a tennis quando vide Mike

    While she was watching TV, her mother called her -> Mentre stava guardando la televisione, sua madre la chiamò

     

  • Azioni che accadono contemporaneamente nel passato

     

    Es: While Brad was reading the newspaper, his wife was talking on the phone -> Mentre Brad stava leggendo (leggeva) il giornale, sua moglie stava parlando (parlava) al telefono

     

  • Azioni avvenute in un periodo determinato di tempo

     

    Es: In 1981 I was working in an Italian restaurant in London -> Nel 1981 lavoravo in un ristorante italiano a Londra


 

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