Grammer

過去進行形を使ってみよう

Using the Past Continuous Tense
過去進行形を使って講師と会話してみましょう。
過去進行形は「過去のどこか一時期」にしている最中だったことを表現したいときに使います。 過去という時間はいくらでもありますが、どこかある時点を指して表現します。 他にも「stop」といった「〜するのを止める」という表現を使う場合、過去進行形だとまだ止まりきっていません。 状態を表すケースで過去進行形を使うと「〜しかけている」という意味合いが含まれるようになります。 【回答例】 I was coughing all night. 私は一晩中咳をしていました The rain was stopping. 雨は止みかけているところだった
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Please use the past continuous tense.
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Please use the past continuous tense.

Were you calling to me?
I'm sorry, I was leaving my seat a little.
couldn't starting the computer in your office someone?

自然な表現

Were you calling to me?
I'm sorry, I left my seat a little.
Someone is starting the computer in your office.

1) unfortunately, this isn't a good time to use continuous tense, since it is used only in the moment of happening
2) rephrase it like this, and it is fine
Thank you for those example sentences.
Here's another one:
The snow was falling all night.
Would you like to try another one ?

Yes, Thank you.
The winter illumination was brightening neighborhood park yesterday night.
Were you going to the park yesterday night?

自然な表現

Yes, thank you.
The winter illumination was brightening neighborhood park yesterday night.
Did you go to the park yesterday night?

1) the action did not last that long for it to be a continuous. Here are some examples: 'The sun was shining and the birds were singing as the elephant came out of the jungle. The other animals were relaxing in the shade of the trees, but the elephant moved very quickly. She was looking for her baby, and she didn't notice the hunter who was watching her through his binoculars. When the shot rang out, she was running towards the river...'
I was having a beautiful dream when the alarm clock rang.
I was going to spend the day at the beach but I've decided to get my homework done instead.
Very nice.
Here's my next example:
I was dreaming of a nice, long vacation.
Please continue with another example, if you wish...

Thank you.
I was thinking of a my business plan that I will doing English job from next year, last night.
I was watching TV program for comedy when I childhood.

自然な表現

Thank you.
I was thinking of my business plan that I will be doing my English job from next year, last night.
I was watching TV program for comedy when I was a child.

1) 'a' article is redundant here
Those were also wonderful examples.
Here's mine again:
He was planning to travel abroad for the New Year's holiday.
Your turn, if you wish ?

Thank you.
She said this morning that, she was planning Tokyo trip for the next years summer vacation.
I wish I was planning to see for the new year sun rise.

自然な表現

Thank you.
She said this morning that, she was planning a Tokyo trip for the next years' summer vacation.
I wish I was planning to see the New Year's sunrise.

1) use the possessive form like this
That was another nice one.
Here's my last example:
I was hoping to travel to Japan in 2017, but I'll have to postpone the trip until 2018.
Would you like to try a last one ?

Thank you.
I will try to make a few sentences.
I was hoping to took a English exam in Oct, but I was not unconfident so I did not took a exam.
She was hoping first place for tennis tournament, so she did hard practice.

自然な表現

Thank you.
I will try to make a few sentences.
I was hoping to take an English exam in Oct, but I was not unconfident so I did not took a exam.
She was hoping for the first place in a tennis tournament, so she did hard practice.

1) we're talking about future, so use infinitive (refers to the future plans)
Well done!
  • travel(旅行する)
  • talk with~(〜と話す)
  • was(were) ~ing(〜していた)
  • teach(教える)
  • listen to~(~を聞く)
  • Was she studying English last night?(彼女は昨夜、英語を勉強していましたか?)
  • I was traveling around Europe.(私はヨーロッパを旅行していました。)
  • She was teaching English to her students.(彼女は生徒に英語を教えていました。)
  • Were you talking with Yui earlier?(さっきユイと話してた?)
  • I was listening to music at 8 o'clock last night.(私は昨夜8時は音楽を聞いていました。)

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