Unit 14 :
I was doing… &
I did…



Past Continuous Tense vs.Simple Past Tense.

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Grammar Introduction

Lisa was reading.

The phone rang

She stopped reading.

She answered the phone.

What happened?

The phone rang.(simple past tense)

What was Lisa doing when the phone rang?

She was reading a book.(past continuous tense)

What did he do when phone rang?

She stopped reading and answered the phone.(simple past tense)

Howard began reading before the phone rang.

So when the phone rang, he was reading.

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Grammar Practice

Regular verbs form their past and past participle forms by adding –ed.

1. I started work at 9:00 and finished at 4:30. At 2:30 I was working.

2. It was raining when we went out.

3. I saw Billy and Stacy this morning. They were waiting at the bus stop.

4. Rachel fell asleep while she was reading.