The past continuous or past progressive is
used to say that something was happening around a particular time.
Examples: I was having lunch at 2 o’clock.
What were you doing when I phoned? They weren’t sitting in the restaurant when we arrived.
We can use the past continuous and past simple together. In this case,
the past continuous is used for the longer action and to provide
background. The past simple is used for the shorter action.
Examples: We were driving along when suddenly a dog ran out in
front of the car.
She sent me a text message while I was waiting for her.
Choose the best tense for the following sentences.
1. I saw Sofia last week.
She her arm while she .
2. I bought a beer and over to the table to join in the conversation.
They about football when I sat down.
3. It’s difficult to believe that this time last week we
along 5th Avenue in New York
a hot dog.
4. It was a beautiful day yesterday. When I left home the
sun and the birds . It good to be alive.
5. Suddenly, I out of the car window and I
that we past Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament.
6. When I Sandra in the pub last night she
7. I my girlfriend while I around Australia.
8. Yesterday, I home to find that my 14-year-old son
my best single malt whisky.
9. Simon me that the reason his wife was never at home was
because she an affair with her Karate instructor. I
him to do nothing.
10. While I for the train, someone
their hand in my pocket and
So am I significa 'yo también'.
We can also say "I am too".
So does she means “she does too”. So has he means “he has
Neither am I and nor am I significan 'yo tampoco'.
We can also say “I’m not either”.
Examples: He’s Spanish, and so am I.
She’s from Buenos Aires, and so am I.
I was angry, and so was my wife.
I can’t speak French, and neither can he.
I hate swimming, and so does she.
"I’ve forgotten his name." – "So have I!"
Complete the sentences with so am I, neither/nor am I etc. in the
1. She’s learning Chinese,
and her husband.
2. ‘I’ve decided to lose weight.’ – ‘.’
3. I can’t drive, and
4. ‘I love travelling.’ – ‘.’
5. Julie won’t be at the meeting, and
6. ‘I bought an iPhone.’ – ‘
7. ‘He’s tall and really attractive.’ – ‘
8. ‘You look tired.’ – ‘
9. ‘We weren’t surprised.’ – ‘
10. The hotel was terrible, and
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