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LESSON 4 – PAST CONTINUOUS (LIÇÃO 4 – PASSADOCONTINUO)
Usa-se o Past Continuous ou Passado Contínuo para expressar a) ações que estavam acontecendo em um determinado momento do passado. Ex: They were studying five minutes ago. (Eles estavam estudando cinco minutos atrás). b) uma ação que estava acontecendo quando uma outra ação ocorreu. Neste caso, usa-se WHEN (quando) para relacionar as duas ações. Ex: He was having dinner when the phone rang. (Ele estava jantando quando o telefone tocou). c) duas ações que estavam acontecendo no mesmo momento do passado. Neste caso, usa-se WHILE (enquanto) para relacionar as duas ações. Ex: She was cleaning the house while he was washing the dishes. (Ela estava limpando a casa enquanto ele estava lavando a louça). Forma Afirmativa O Past Continuous ou Passado Contínuo é formado pelo passado simples do verbo to be (was / were) e pelo verbo principal no gerúndio, ou seja, com a terminação ING. Se houver dúvidas em relação à formação do gerúndio em inglês, volte à lição sobre o Present Continuos no item Formação do to work = trabalhar Forma Negativa Forma Contraída I was not working I wasn’t working You were not working You weren’t working He was not working He wasn’t working She was not working She wasn’t working It was not working It wasn’t working We were not working We weren’t working You were not working You weren’t working They were not working They weren’t working Gerúndio. Observe a conjugação de dois verbos no Passado Contínuo na tabela abaixo: to work = trabalhar to stop = parar Conjugação Conjugação I was working I was stopping You were working You were stopping He was working He was stopping She was working She was stopping It was working It was stopping We were working We were stopping You were working You were stopping They were working They were stopping Forma Negativa Para se formar frases negativas no Past Continuous basta acrescentar a partícula de negação not depois do verbo to be (was / were). A forma contraída do verbo to be com a partícula de negação é possível também no Past Continuous. Observe a tabela abaixo, com a conjugação de dois verbos.

to stop = parar Forma Negativa Forma Contraída I was not stopping I wasn’t stopping You were not stopping You weren’t stopping He was not stopping He wasn’t stopping She was not stopping She wasn’t stopping It was not stopping It wasn’t stopping We were not stopping We weren’t stopping You were not stopping You weren’t stopping They were not stopping They weren’t stopping to work = trabalhar Was I working ? Were you working ? Was he working ? Was she working ? Was it working ? Were we working ? Were you working ? Were they working ? to stop = parar Was I stopping ? Were you stopping ? Was he stopping ? Was she stopping? Was it stopping ? Were we stopping ? Were you stopping ? Were they stopping ?

Forma Interrogativa Para formar frases interrogativas, deve-se inverter a posição do pronome (sujeito) com o verbo to be e incluir o ponto de interrogação no final da frase. Observe a conjugação de dois verbos na forma interrogativa na tabela ao lado.

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you No. Were you working? No. c) were crying – were smoking – were looking. it was. Resolução: O Past Continuous é formado pelo passado do verbo to be (was / were) e pelo gerúndio (ING) do verbo principal. EXERCÍCIOS 1 2 Quando é usado o Past Continuous em inglês? Como é formado o modo forma afirmativo do Past Continuous em inglês? Como é formado o negativo e o interrogativo do Past Continuous? 3 1 Qual é a alternativa que completa corretamente a frase “My father _______________ on the sofa”? a) was sleeping. No. b) was crying – was smoking – was looking. she was. d) I was studying for the test. A terceira frase só apresenta o verbo to be no passado (were). O sujeito da segunda frase é Alan (ele). she was. Short Answer – Não Was I stopping? No. Was she stopping? Yes. A segunda frase só apresenta o verbo no gerúndio (playing) faltando antes dele o verbo to be were. a) was crying – was smoking – were looking. I – The baby _________ (to cry) 10 minutes ago. Was he stopping? No. porém o segundo verbo. A primeira frase possui dois verbos. weren’t. 2 Marque a alternativa cuja frase não esteja na forma correta do Past Continuous. you weren’t. então usa-se o verbo to be was e o gerúndio de to smoke que é smoking. I was. you were. I wasn’t. ESTUDO DIRIGIDO EXERCÍCIOS RESOLVIDOS to work = trabalhar Short Answer – Sim Yes.INGLÊS Short Answer (Respostas curtas) Short Answer – Não Was I working? No. Was he working? No. Was it working? Yes. Então a resposta correta é a letra d. you weren’t. he was. Assim. weren’t. you were. Resolução: Para uma frase estar no Past Continuous ela necessita de dois verbos: o verbo to be no passado (was / were) e o verbo principal no gerúndio (ING). he was. d) was sleep. Yes. Was it stopping? Yes. III – Tom and Ted ____ (to look) at the car in the garage. E o sujeito da última frase é Tom and Ted (eles). deveria estar na forma do gerúndio: reading. we were. you were. I wasn’t. she wasn’t. weren’t. it wasn’t. d) were crying – were smoking – was looking. she wasn’t. it wasn’t. Were they working? Yes. No. b) were sleeping. II – Alan ______ (to smoke) his pipe in his room. they No. we weren’t. com o Past Continuous e depois marque a alternativa com a seqüência correta dos verbos. Assim. a resposta correta é a letra a. Were you working? Yes. they No. No. I was. b) The boys playing chess. they were. No. read. c) We were at school. como o sujeito da primeira frase é The baby (a criança) usa-se o verbo to be was e o gerúndio de to cry que é crying. you No. Yes. c) were sleep. No. Yes. Were they stopping? Yes. Complete as frases abaixo. Were we stopping? Yes. Were we working? Yes. he wasn’t. No. they were. he wasn’t. então usa-se o verbo to be were e o gerúndio do verbo to look que é looking. E a quarta frase possui dois verbos: was (verbo to be no passado) e studying (gerúndio do verbo to study). 1 to stop = parar Short Answer – Sim Yes. Yes. we were. you were. it was. Editora Exato 17 . we weren’t. Was she working? Yes. Were you stopping? Yes. Were you stopping? No. weren’t. a) He was read a comic book.

d) Were – watching. c) It not wasn’t raining outside. c) was explaining – were talking. “Papai Noel”. para expressar uma ação que estava acontecendo quando uma outra ação ocorreu e para expressar duas ações que estavam acontecendo no mesmo momento do passado. É uma corruptela americana do nome que vem de um dialeto holandês – Santa Klaas. the students __________________”? a) were explain – was talk. b) It was not raining outside. que significa St. Exemplo: I was doing my homework (Eu estava fazendo meu dever de casa). b) was having – rang. “São Nicolau”. Nicholas. O Past Continuous é formado pelo passado simples do verbo to be (was / were) e pelo verbo principal no gerúndio. Qual é a alternativa que completa corretamente a frase “While the teacher __________ the subject. Qual é a forma interrogaiva frase “The children were looking for the cat”? a) Were the children looking for the cat? b) The were children looking for the cat? c) The children were looking for the cat? d) Looking the children were for the cat? GABARITO ING. Qual é a alternativa que completa corretamente a frase “She _________________ a shower when her cell phone ______________”? a) was having – ringing. c) Was – watching. basta acrescentar a partícula de negação not depois do verbo to be (was / were). Para se formar frases negativas no Past Continuous. d) were having – ringing. c) were having – rang. O Papai Noel traz presentes para as crianças no Natal. d) Not it was raining outside. Santa Claus. Exercícios 1 2 3 4 5 6 A D B C B A CURIOSITY (CURIOSIDADE) 3 3 4 5 SANTA CLAUS = Papai Noel Santa Claus brings presents for children at Christmas. E para formar frases interrogativas deve-se inverter a posição do pronome (sujeito) com o verbo to be e incluir o ponto de interrogação no final da frase. Exemplo: I was not doing my homework (Eu não estava fazendo meu dever de casa). d) were explaining – was talking. padroeiro das crianças holandesas. Qual é a forma negativa da frase “It was raining outside”? a) It not was raining outside. b) Were – watch.INGLÊS 2 Marque a alternativa que complete corretamente a frase “________ the boys ____________ TV an hour ago? a) Was – watch. com a terminação 2 Editora Exato 18 . ou seja. b) was explain – were talk. ou simplesmente Santa. é um outro nome em inglês para Father Christmas. 6 Estudo dirigido 1 O Past Continuous é usado para expressar ações que estavam acontecendo em um determinado momento do passado. Exemplo: Were you doing your homework? (Você estava fazendo seu dever de casa?).

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