|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
|疑问句||Was I/he/she/it working? |
Were you/we/they working?
|简短回答||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点在做什么？” 我当时正在学习。 ”
When I saw them yesterday, they were arguing. 昨天我看到他们时，他们正在争吵。
过去的特定时刻可以用一个时间表达式来描述，如： 8 p.m., at midday, at lunchtime, all day 等。
They were swimming at 7 in the morning. 他们早上7点在游泳。
At midday they were still working. 中午他们还在工作。
They were swimming when I saw them. 我看到他们时，他们正在游泳。
When she arrived, they were still working. 当她到达时，他们还在工作。
It was getting dark, and I was walking fast. Suddenly … 天快黑了，我走得很快。突然…
过去进行时 vs 过去简单式
We ate out yesterday. 我们昨天出去吃饭了。 （动作已完成）
We were eating at 9. 我们9点在吃东西。 （操作尚未完成）
When I met Lily she was having a drink at a restaurant with a friend. 当我遇到莉莉时，她正和一个朋友在餐馆里喝酒。
We didn’t go out because it was raining. 因为下雨，我们没有出去。
He was playing football when he broke his arm. 他在踢足球时摔断了胳膊。
When I went to bed, it was raining. 当我上床睡觉的时候，天正在下雨。
When he arrived, she was having a shower. 当他到达时，她正在洗澡。 （淋浴的动作在他到达之前就开始了）
When he arrived, she had a shower. 当他到达时，她洗了个澡。 （他到达后开始淋浴）
过去进行时 – 练习题