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Past Progressive (Continuous)

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Forma Affermativa


Past Progressive o Past Continuous
PAST SIMPLE TO BE + forma -ING del verbo

 

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


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TO DRINK

Esempi

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 + COMPLEMENTI


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TO DRINK

Esempi

I was not drinking
I wasn't drinking
I wasn't drinking your glass of water. = Non stavo bevendo (Non bevevo) il tuo 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 your bottle of water. = Non stavamo bevendo la tua 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 + COMPLEMENTI


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TO DRINK

Esempi

Was I drinking Was I drinking too much? = Stavo bevendo (Bevevo) troppo?
Were you drinking Were you drinking my glass of water? = Stavi bevendo il mio 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? = Stavamo bevendo troppo?
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 + COMPLEMENTI


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TO DRINK

Esempi

Wasn't I drinking Wasn't I drinking too much? = Non stavo bevendo (Non bevevo) troppo?
Weren't you drinking Weren't you drinking my glass of water? = Non stavi bevendo il mio 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 stavano bevendo una bottiglia d'acqua?

Short Answers (Risposte Brevi)

 

Nelle risposte brevi, dopo "Yes" o "No" si usa sempre il pronome personale e la voce del verbo TO BE.

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

 

 

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- Azioni 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

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

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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