Past Continuous Tense: Pengertian, Jenis, Pola, dan Contoh

Past Continuous Tense: Pengertian, Jenis, Pola, dan Contoh

Past continuous tense adalah bentuk waktu yang digunakan untuk menyatakan perbuatan, keadaan, atau peristiwa yang sedang berlangsung di waktu lampau (di saat keadaan atau perbuatan yang lain terjadi).

Baca juga: Jasa Penerjemah Tersumpah

Mari Kita Mengenal Pola Kalimat Verbal dan Pembagiannya dalam Past Continuous Tense

A. Pola Kalimat Verbal

  1. Pola kalimat verbal positif sebagai berikut:
Subjek + was/were + infinitive (V1) + ing
Contoh:
– He was reading a newspaper.
– We were playing football yesterday afternoon.
– She was studying hard at seven o’clock last night.
– I was writing a letter when the bell rang.
– They were washing when I visited them yesterday.

2. Pola kalimat verbal negatif sebagai berikut:

Subjek + was/were + not + infinitive (V1) + ing
Contoh:
– He was not reading a newspaper.
– We were not playing football yesterday afternoon.
– She was not studying hard at seven o’clock last night.
– I was not writing a letter when the bell rang.
– They were not washing when I visited them yesterday.

Baca juga: Past Perfect Tense: Pengertian, Jenis, Pola, dan Contoh

3. Pola kalimat verbal tanya sebagai berikut:

Was/Were + subjek + infinitive (V1) + ing
Contoh:
– Was he reading a newspaper? (answered: yes, he was/no, he wasn’t).
– Were we playing football yesterday afternoon?
– Was she studying hard at seven o’clock last night?
– Was I writing a letter when the bell rang?
– Were they washing when I visited them yesterday?

Referensi: Complete English Grammar Special Edition, Tata bahasa Inggris Lengkap, oleh Drs. Rudy Hariyono

Author: Muhammad Rifai
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Baca juga: Latihan Soal Materi Past Tense

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