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geliyordum, gidiyordum, etc.

(past continuous positive)


The past continuous tense is commonly used for actions which were going on (had not
finished) at a particular time in the past. This tense can also refer to a habit in the past,
which corresponds to the English used to.

• Kahvaltı yapıyordum.
• Serhat ders çalışıyordu.

Structure: verb + -i, -ı, -u, -ü, + yordu + personal pronoun ending

Use:
1- Verbs ending in a syllable having -i or -e are followed by iyordu and personal
pronoun ending:

Eve geliyordum. (I was coming home.)

2- Verbs ending in a syllable having -ı or -a are followed by ıyordu and personal


pronoun ending:

Leyla dün gece ders çalışıyordu. (Leyla was studying last night.)
Babam bana her gün çikolata alıyordu. (My father used to buy chocolate for me.)

3- Verbs ending in a syllable having -o or -u are followed by uyordu and personal


pronoun ending:

Ahmet, iki saat önce parkta koşuyordu. (Ahmet was running in the park two hours
ago.)

4- Verbs ending in a syllable having -ö or -ü are followed by üyordu and personal


pronoun ending:

Arkadaşım tatilden dönüyordu. (My friend was returning from holiday.)

5- If a verb ends in -e, we drop -e and replace it by -i or -ü followed by yordu and


personal pronoun ending:

Durakta bekliyorduk. (We were waiting at the bus stop.)


Ayşe şarkı söylüyordu. (Ayşe was singing.)

6- If a verb ends in -a, we drop -a and replace it by -ı or -u followed by yordu and


personal pronoun ending:

Ahmet kalemini arıyordu. (Ahmet was looking for his pencil.)


Çocuklar top oynuyorlardı. (The children were playing football.)

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