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Para hablar sobre acontecimientos que estaban ocurriendo en o en torno a un momento particular en el pasado - "I was speaking when the telephone rang." (Estaba hablando cuando sonó el teléfono.) "She was listening to music at noon." (Estaba escuchando música a mediodia.) Para indicar que algo es temporal – "I was living in Madrid." vs. "I lived in Madrid." Ambas oraciones se traducen: "Vivía en Madrid", pero la primera indica que pienso que era una situación temporal. Para dar algo más de información de fondo a una historia o anécdota - "I was living in London when Led Zeppelin gave their first concert in years." (Estaba viviendo en Londrés cuando Led Zeppelin dió su primer concierto después de años.) Para hablar de situaciones que iban cambiando – "It was getting hotter and hotter." (Cada vez hacía más calor.) Yesterday he was studying English. Ayer él estaba estudiando inglés. (Comenzó a estudiar antes de ese momento y continuó estudiando posteriormente) También se puede utilizar este tiempo verbal para relatar dos acciones que sucedieron en el pasado y que una de ellas ya se ha completado. Para ello utilizamos el Pasado Simple para mencionar lo que ya finalizó y el Pasado Continuo para relatar lo que sigue ejecutándose. When I left, he was studying the lesson. Cuando yo partí, el estaba estudiando la lección.

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To discuss events taking place in or around a particular time in the past - "I was speaking When the telephone rang.“ "She was listening to music at noon.“ To indicate that something is temporary - "I was living in Madrid." vs. "I lived in Madrid." Both sentences are translated: "I lived in Madrid," but the first is that I think it was a temporary situation. To give some more background information to a story or anecdote - "I was living in London when to Led Zeppelin Gave Their first concert in years." To talk about situations that were changing - "It was getting hotter and hotter." You can also use this tense to describe two things that happened in the past and one of them has already been completed. We use the Past Simple to mention what has been completed and the Past Continuous to tell what is still running. When I left, He Was studying the lesson.

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El Pasado Continuo se construye con el verbo auxiliar "to be" en su forma pasada y el verbo principal en infinitivo con la terminación ING: The Past Continuous is constructed with the auxiliary verb "to be" in its past form and the main verb in the infinitive with the completion ING: Observa que la forma negativa se construye colocando la partícula NOT después del verbo TO BE. Note that the negative particle is constructed by placing the NOT after the verb TO BE. . Puede usarse también la forma contraída WASN'T o WEREN'T. You can also use the contracted form or Were not Was not.