Simple past

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SIMPLE PAST vs PAST PROGRESSIVE

|Simple Past |Past Progressive |
|Irregular verbs:|past form of 'be' + ing form of verb |
|I spoke |I was speaking|
|regular verbs: verb + ed |you were speaking |
|Iworked |he / she / it was speaking |
||we were speaking |
| |they were speaking|
|Para hablar de una acción acabada en un tiempo antes de ahora |Expresa una acción larga o incompleta en el pasado: |
|en un momento determinado.|"I was going to spend the day at the beach but I've decided to go on an|
|John Cabot sailed to America in 1498. |excursion instead.”|
|Expresiones de pasado simple: |Para describir una acción larga interrumpida por otra corta: |
|often, sometimes,always; last week, the other day, ages ago, a |“I was having a beautiful dream when the alarm clock rang.“ |
|long time ago etc. |Para describir elcontexto en que se desarrolla una acción: |
|When I was a child, yesterday, six weeks ago. |“It was getting dark. The prince was walking silently around the |
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