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SIMPLE PAST TENSE AND PAST PROGRESSIVE

Use the past progressive (past continuous) to describe an action that was in progress at a specific time in the past. The action began before the specific time and may or may not continue after it. Ex: They were living in Paris in 1895.

Now Past 1895 Future

Use the simple past tense to describe an action or state that was completed at a specific time in the past. Ex: She moved to Paris when she was 28. Now 28 Past moved Use the past progressive with the simple past tense to talk about an action that was interrupted by another action. Use the simple past tense for the interrupting action . You can use while (with the past progressive) or when (with the simple past) to connect the two actions. Ex: They were driving when the accident occurred. or When the accident occurred, they were driving . The accident occurred while they were driving. or While they were driving, the accident occurred. Future

Past

occurre d

Now Future

Were driving

The past forms of the verb to be are was and were. I HE SHE IT YOU WE THEY

WAS

WERE

The negative forms are:

WAS WASNT

WERE WERENT

In In

your book, solve the exercises: 1 in page 50 2 in page 51 1 and 2 in page 52 your notebook, write 10 sentences using simple past tense and past progressive

COUNTABLE AND UNCOUNTABLE NOUNS


Countable nouns are those which you can determine by a certain number. You can use them with a cardinal number. Ex: I have five apples Uncountable nouns are those which are not possible to count. So, they do not have a plural form. You must use them with an adjective like some, much, any, etc. Ex: Theres some rain.

Five apples

Some rain

Use much with uncountable nouns to express an amount. Ex: I drink much water. Yo bebo mucha agua Use many with plural (countable) nouns to express a number of objects or people. Ex: I have many books. Yo tengo muchos libros Use there is (with singular or uncountable nouns) or there are (with plural forms of countable nouns) to express the existence of something. Ex: Theres a radio in the classroom. Hay una radio en el saln de clase Theres some snow at the street. Hay algo de nieve en la calle. Therere many boys at the class. Hay muchos muchachos en la clase. Use how much (with uncountable nouns) and how many (with countable nouns) to ask for the quantity or amount of something. Ex: How much homework do you have? I have a lot of homework Cunto de tarea tienes? Tengo mucha tarea How many brothers do you have? Cuntos hermanos tienes? I have 4 brothers. Tengo 4 hermanos

In your book, solve the exercises 1 and 2 in page 52. In your notebook, write 5 sentences using: (5 sentences of each one) Much Many There is There are How many How much