|肯定句||I/He/She/It was working. |
You/We/They were working.
|否定句||I/He/She/It was not(wasn’t) working. |
You/We/They were not(weren’t) working
|疑問句||Was I/he/she/it working? |
Were you/we/they working?
|簡短回答||Yes, I/he/she/it was. |
Yes, you/we/they were.
No, I/he/she/it was not(wasn’t).
No, you/we/they were not(weren’t).
‘What were you doing at 9?’ ‘I was studying.’ “你9點在做什麼？” 我當時正在學習。”
When I saw them yesterday, they were arguing. 昨天我看到他們時，他們正在爭吵。
過去的特定時刻可以用一個時間表達式來描述，如： 8 p.m., at midday, at lunchtime, all day 等。
They were swimming at 7 in the morning. 他們早上7點在游泳。
At midday they were still working. 中午他們還在工作。
They were swimming when I saw them. 我看到他們時，他們正在游泳。
When she arrived, they were still working. 當她到達時，他們還在工作。
It was getting dark, and I was walking fast. Suddenly … 天快黑了，我走得很快。 突然…
過去進行式 vs 過去簡單式
We ate out yesterday. 我們昨天出去吃飯了。 （動作已完成）
We were eating at 9. 我們9點在吃東西。 （操作尚未完成）
When I met Lily she was having a drink at a restaurant with a friend. 當我遇到莉莉時，她正和一個朋友在餐館裡喝酒。
We didn’t go out because it was raining. 因為下雨，我們沒有出去。
He was playing football when he broke his arm. 他在踢足球時摔斷了胳膊。
When I went to bed, it was raining. 當我上床睡覺的時候，天正在下雨。
When he arrived, she was having a shower. 當他到達時，她正在洗澡。（淋浴的動作在他到達之前就開始了）
When he arrived, she had a shower. 當他到達時，她洗了個澡。（他到達後開始淋浴）
過去進行式 – 練習題