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Grammar essential #113 Past Progressive
What is it?
It is used when action was happening in
Just like present progressive has a
formula, past progressive does too.
The rules for past progressive are the
same as present progressive.
Formula: estar (imperfect tense) + present
participle. Past progressive
– Estar (imperfect tense) + present participle Estar in the imperfect tense.
– She was cleaning.
To clean = limpiar
Estar (imperfect tense) + present participle
Ella estaba limpiando. If you have forgotten how to form the
present participles, please refer back to
grammar concepts 39, 40, 41, and 42.
grammar Past progressive
Remember when adding direct objects,
indirect objects, and reflexive pronouns,
you add them to the end of the present
participle and add an accent on the a of
-ando and the e of -iendo or -yendo.
ndo Past Progressive
How do you use past progressive with
How would you conjugate ducharse in the
tú of the past progressive?
Remember it is the same as adding an
object as far as the addition of an object.
The difference is that you have to make
the reflexive pronoun agree.
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- Romance languages, Perfect aspect, Ella estaba, Ella estaba limpiando