Passado contínuo

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Passado Contínuo
O past continuous é utilizado para descrever ações que ocoreram por determinado tempo no passado.
It was raining last night.
My father was walking at the park.
 
Geralmenteessas ações são interrompidas por ações também no passado (usamos o past continuous juntamente ao simple past)
When we arrived the teacher was writing on the board
The dog was sleeping when the catjumped.
It was raining when they talked on the phone.
 
afirmativa | significado |
I was working | eu estava trabalhando |
you were working | você estava trabalhando |
he was working | eleestava trabalhando |
she was working | ela estava trabalhando |
it was working | ele(a) estava trabalhando |
we were working | nós estávamos trabalhando |
you were working | vocês estavamtrabalhando |
they were working | eles(as) estavam trabalhando |
 
The boy was sleeping during the class. [O menino estava dormindo durante a aula]
You were playing basketball. [Você estava jogandobasquete]
 
Passado Contínuo Negativo
Veja a formação do passado contínuo na negativa:
negativa | forma contraída | significado |
I was not working | I wasn't working | eu não estava trabalhando |you were not working | You weren't working | você não estava trabalhando |
he was not working | He wasn't working | ele não estava trabalhando |
she was not working | She wasn't working | ela nãoestava trabalhando |
it was not working | it wasn't working | ele(a) não estava trabalhando |
we were not working | We weren't working | nós não estávamos trabalhando |
you were not working |You weren't working | vocês não estavam trabalhando |
they were not working | They weren't working | eles(as) não estavam trabalhando |
 
Veja alguns exemplos:
Mary wasn't dancing at the party. [AMary não estava dançando na festa]
They weren't selling the new cell phone. [Eles não estavam vendendo o novo telefone celular]
 
Passado Contínuo Interrogativo
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