Pasado Progresivo – Past Progressive | Grammar

Pasado Progresivo

Past Progressive

El pasado progresivo se refiere a una acción que se estaba desarrollando  en un periodo del pasado. En español usamos el pasado progresivo cuando decimos: Ayer él estaba corriendo,  yo estaba cocinando … etc.

Para formar el pasado progresivo, es necesario que hayas entendido el uso del pasado del verbo TO BE, ya que se requiere WAS/WERE más un verbo en gerundio (ing).

  • I was Reading a book.
  • Yesterday, i was cleaning my room.
  • Yesterday night, I was dreaming with you.

Para la redacción de oraciones afirmativas, negativas e interrogrativas utilizaremos la misma estructura que usamos formando pasado simple con verbo to be.

Afirmación

Para formar oraciones afirmativas básicamente se requiere:

Pronombre + WAS/ WERE + verbo gerundio

  • I was sleeping.
  • Last week, I was playing basket ball in L.A.
  • Last year, we were living in China.

Negación

Para negar la oración solo se agrega NOT después del verbo TO BE, ó se usan las contracciones WASN’T / WEREN’T.

Pronombre + was/were+ NOT + verbo en gerundio

  • Yesterday night, I wasn’t running.
  • Last year, we weren’t living in China
  • You weren’t climbing El Pico de Orizaba, You were at home watching T.V

Preguntas

Para realizar preguntas seguimos la estructura básica:

WAS/ WERE + Pronombre + Verbo en gerundio + ?

  • Were you dancing with Claudia in the party?
  • What was she wearing in the party?
  • Was he driving drunk?

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