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Past Progressive Tense

Specific time

We use the past progressive tense when we are talking about an action that happened in the past at a specific time.


   What were you doing at 10:00 yesterday morning?

o   I was learning at school.

o   I was eating my breakfast.

o   I was sleeping.

o   At 10:00 o'clock yesterday morning, I was feeding the dog. 

The word "will"  cannot be used immediately after the word "If".

Example:  If I go to the market, I will buy tomatoes.
               If I have a party next week, I will invite you.


Adjectives add interest to any story.

Examples:              The book             -           The big book

                                                                  The heavy book

                             The child              -          The happy child

                                                                   The sad child

                             The happy child lifted the heavy book from the brown shelf and dropped it on his right foot.


In the Present Simple Tense for the singular third person, we always add an "S".

Examples:  I work                                  We work

                 You work                              You work

                 He works                              They work

                 She works

                 It works


Capital letters (big letters) are used for the following:

*Beginning of a sentence


*The word "I"

Examples:    We are going to the movies.

                  The book store is called The Book Store.

                  She and I went to the movies.        


In English the adjective goes before the noun.

Examples:           The big table.

                           The heavy chair was next to the big table.

                           The beautiful girl was wearing the red dress.


Remember!! In the Present Simple Tense, HE, SHE, IT always take an "S".
If the verb ends in SS, S, SH, CH, X and sometimes O we add "ES"
If the word ends in Y and has a consonant before it, we remove the Y and add "IES".

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