Past continuous

Past continuous (“aan het … zijn” in de verleden tijd)

Gebruik van de past continuous

Je gebruikt de past continuous om:

  • 1. te zeggen dat iets aan de gang was (vaak toen er ook iets anders gebeurde; dat andere wat gebeurde staat dan in de simple past).

Vorm van de past continuous in bevestigende zinnen

I/he/she/it - was - werkwoord + ing

you/we/they - were - werkwoord + ing

Vorm en gebruik van de past continuous in bevestigende zinnen

  • 1. He was doing the dishes when the doorbell rang.

Vul in de volgende oefening de bevestigende vorm van de past continuous in.

  • 1. She _________________________ hockey. (to play)
  • 2. They _________________________ in the pool. (to swim)
  • 3. It _________________________. (to rain)
  • 4. We _________________________ to music. (to listen)
  • 5. The mobile _________________________. (to ring)
  • 6. The students _________________________ . (to text)
  • 7. Max _________________________ with two girls. (to dance)
  • 8. I _________________________ in front of the shop. (to wait)
  • 9. The cat _________________________ in the basket. (to sleep)
  • 10. He _________________________ Gerry's bike. (to repair)

Vul in de volgende oefening de bevestigende vorm van de past continuous in.

  • 1. I _________________________ to my friend. (to talk)
  • 2. He _________________________ the beds. (to make)
  • 3. The boys _________________________ the parrots. (to feed)
  • 4. We _________________________ breakfast at 5:30 this morning. (to have)
  • 5. She _________________________ a nice skirt. (to wear)
  • 6. Tom's younger brother _________________________. (to cry)
  • 7. You _________________________ photos with my new camera. (to take)
  • 8. My father _________________________ vegetables at the supermarket. (to buy)
  • 9. They _________________________ on the sofa. (to sit)
  • 10. Robert _________________________ on the beach. (to lie)