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Formas negativa e interrogativa do Passado Contínuo

Forma Negativa

A Forma Negativa do Passado Contínuo é feita acrescentado-se not entre o passado simples do verbo to be + o gerúndio (-ing) do verbo principal. Observe a tabela abaixo.

I was not working
You were not working
He was not working
She was not working
It was not working
We were not working
You were not working
They were not working

* FORMAS ABREVIADAS: was not - wasn't / were not - weren't. Ambas as formas são corretas e bastante comuns na Língua Inglesa. Observe alguns exemplos com as formas abreviadas:

I wasn't watching TV last night. (Eu não estava assistindo TV ontem à noite.)

They weren't waiting for her at the airport. (Eles não estavam esperando por ela no aeroporto.)

Bob and Jamey weren't sleeping when Jane got home. (Bob e Jamey não estavam dormindo quando Jane chegou em casa.)

She wasn't reading a book, she was reading a magazine. (Ela não estava lendo um livro, estava lendo uma revista.)

NEGATIVE FORM: SUJEITO + PASSADO SIMPLES DO VERBO TO BE + NOT + GERÚNDIO DO VERBO PRINCIPAL (-ING)

Forma Interrogativa

Na Forma Interrogativa do Passado Contínuo, o sujeito posiciona-se entre o passado simples do verbo to be e o gerúndio (-ing) do verbo principal. Observe a tabela abaixo:

Was I working?
Were You working?
Was He working?
Was She working?
Was It working?
Were We working?
Were You working?
Were They working?

Veja outros exemplos:

Were you sleeping? (Você estava dormindo?)

Were they studying fot the test? (Eles estavam estudando para a prova?)

What were the children doing in the bedroom? (O que as crianças estavam fazendo no quarto?)

Was it snowing this morning? (Estava nevando esta manhã?)

INTERROGATIVE FORM: PASSADO SIMPLES DO VERBO TO BE + SUJEITO + GERÚNDIO DO VERBO PRINCIPAL (-ING)

    

Como referenciar: "Passado Contínuo - Formas negativa e interrogativa" em Só Língua Inglesa. Virtuous Tecnologia da Informação, 2008-2018. Consultado em 22/05/2018 às 20:12. Disponível na Internet em http://www.solinguainglesa.com.br/conteudo/verbos5_1.php