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The Past Continuous

The past continuous or past progressive is used to say that something was happening around a particular time.

  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.

  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. Consulta el Diccionario Online Consulta el diccionario

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 Guinness!
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 my iPod.

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So am I, Neither am I.

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 too” etc.

Neither am I and nor am I significan 'yo tampoco'. We can also say “I’m not either”.

   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 correct form. Consulta el Diccionario Online Consulta el diccionario

1. She’s learning Chinese, and her husband.
2. ‘I’ve decided to lose weight.’ – ‘.’
3. I can’t drive, and my wife.
4. ‘I love travelling.’ – ‘.’
5. Julie won’t be at the meeting, and Stuart.
6. ‘I bought an iPhone.’ – ‘ Gary’.
7. ‘He’s tall and really attractive.’ – ‘ his brother.’
8. ‘You look tired.’ – ‘ you.’
9. ‘We weren’t surprised.’ – ‘ we.’
10. The hotel was terrible, and the food.

She's learning Chinese, and ...


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