24 Jul 2012

Penggunaan Past Progressive

Past Progressive Tense


Fungsi Past Progressive yaitu menyatakan kejadian yang sedang berlangsung pada waktu yang lampau (dulu). Contoh:
  1. I was looking at the girl when my phone rang.
  2. I was sleeping when a snake passed me.
  3. I was washing my motorcycle when a beautiful girl called my name.
  4. At eight o'clock last night, I was studying.
  5. Last week at this time, I was attending school.
  6. When it began to rain, Rita was standing under a tree.
  7. He was always leaving his dirty clothes on the floor.
  8. Prof. Hamdan was always giving us too many assignments.
Perhatikan contoh 1, 2, 3, dan 6. Klausa Past Progressive Tense terlebih dahulu terjadi. Jadi, seperti no. 6, kalimat ini menandakan bahwa Rina terlebih dahulu (sedang) berdiri di bawah pohon, kemudian turunlah hujan. 

Untuk kalimat 7 dan 8 penambahan kata always itu menandakan akan adanya sikap komplen atau kejengkelan terhadap situasi.
  1. He was always leaving his dirty clothes on the floor. (Dia dulunya selalu saja meninggalkan pakaian-pakaian kotornya di lantai)
  2. Prof. Hamdan was always giving us too many assignments. (Prof. Hamdan dulu selalu saja beri banyak tugas.

Lihat Tenses lainnya: Simple PresentPresent ProgressiveSimple Past

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