User Tools

Site Tools


grammar:blog:2016-04-23-041906

Past Continuous versus Past Perfect versus Past Simple

1. He threw the rug over the radiator of the car and walked up the path.
He had thrown the rug over the radiator of the car and was walking up the path.

2. She had bought her ticket and was moving away from the window.
She bought her ticket and moved away from the window.

3. When I entered the room they were talking and having tea.
When I entered the room they talked and had tea.
When I entered the room they had talked and were having tea.

4. When I arrived at the station, a train was leaving.
When I arrived at the station, a train left.
When I arrived at the station, the train had left.

5. He put out the light and tried to sleep.
He had put out the light and was trying to sleep.

6. They parked the car and walked along the wall.
They had parked the car and were walking along the wall.
They had parked the car and walked along the wall.

7. The rain stopped and John mowed the lawn.
The rain had stopped and John was mowing the lawn.
The rain was stopping and John was mowing the lawn.

8. He shaved and had a shower.
He had shaved and had had a shower.
He had shaved and was having a shower. He was shaving and having a shower.

You could leave a comment if you were logged in.
grammar/blog/2016-04-23-041906.txt · Last modified: 2016/04/23 04:20 by schyuri