Tuesday, December 16, 2014

The Past Progressive Tense (Part 5 of 9)

The past progressive is also called the imperfect. Past progressive refers to a past activity that goes on when another action occurs. Or it can describe an event that doesn't have a specified conclusion.

* At noon, I was eating lunch and the phone rang.

* She was planning next month's blog entries when she started to look for a new job.

* Before his father's illness, Sarah was anticipating the holidays. 

I remind myself that
the past progressive tense is imperfect—
it's not completed or is interrupted.

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