9/12/2020

Latihan Soal Penggunaan Bentuk Past Continuous Tense Bahasa Inggris SMP

Past continuous tense merupakan salah satu dari macam tenses yang menunjukkan suatu aktifitas yang sedang dilakukan di masa lalu. Past continuous tense memiliki form sebagai berikut,

  • Positive sentence:  Subjek + was/ were + Ving
  • Negative sentence : Subjek + was/ were + not + Ving
  • Interrogative sentence : Was/ were + Subjek + Ving
Kata kerja bantu was, untuk subjek I, he, dan she
Kata kerja bantuwere untuk subjek you, we, they



Contoh konteks kalimat :

Cindy came to Mirna's house At 9 o'clock yesterday. Mirna wasn't at home. She was at the library. She was doing her assignments there. 

Keterangan :
Cindy kerumah Mirna jam 9 kemarin. Mirna tidak berada di rumah. Dia berada di perpustakaan. Dia sedang mengerjakan tugasnya disana. (Bahwasanya Mirna pada saat jam 9, tidak berada di rumah, dia sedang mengerjakan tugasnya di perpustakaan --- durasi waktu "sedang" menunjukkan bahwa Mirna berada di perpustakaan mengerjakan tugas tanpa diketahui waktu selesai secara spesifik---)

Setelah membaca kalimat dalam konteks situasi diatas, ada beberapa hal berkaitan dengan penggunaan past continuous tense antara lain sebagai berikut,

Past continuous digunakan untuk menyatakan bahwa seseorang sedang melakukan sesuatu pada waktu tertentu di masa yang lalu. 

Contoh :

  • This time yesterday I was studying at the library. (pada waktu yang sama seperti saat ini di hari kemarin, saya sedang belajar di perpustakaan)
  • What were you doing at 9 o'clock last night? (Apa yang sedang kamu lakukan pada jam 9 kemarin?)

Past Continuous tidak menyatakan apakah suatu aktivitas yang diceritakan tersebut selesai atau tidak secara pasti. Berbeda dengan bentuk simple past tense yang memang dimulai di masa lalu dan selesai di waktu lalu juga dengan waktu spesifik.

Contoh :

  • Father was watching the television at 10 o'clock last night. (Ayah sedang menonton TV jam 10 tadi malam --- kita tidak tahu kapan ayah selesai nonton TV-nya.)

Past continuous dan simple past kadang digunakan bersamaan, bahwa ada satu aktivitas yang sedang dilakukan diinterupsi oleh aktivitas lainnya. 

Contoh :

  • I was watching television when someone knocked the door. (Saya sedang menonton televisi ketika seseorang mengetuk pintu)
  • We are having dinner when Indah came. ( Kita sedang makan malam saat Indah datang)
  • While I was walking, It suddenly rained heavily. ( Saat saya sedang berjalan, tiba- tiba hujan dengan derasnya)
Baik, kita mulai latihan soal- soalnya yaa?
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1. Jenny and Nanda were at the cinema. They ... a movie.
was watching
were watching

2. My mom was at the kitchen. She ... meals for breakfast.
was preparing
prepared

3. 'What were you doing at 09.30 yesterday?'
'I ... Playstation at Jimmy's house at that time.'
played
was playing

4. The students ... at the library at this time yesterday.
was studying
were studying

5. The children ... football in the field at 4 o'clock yesterday afternoon.
was playing
were playing

6. Today she's wearing trousers but yesterday she ... a skirt.
was wearing
wore

7. Linda was at the station. She ... for a train.
was waiting
waited

8. I fell asleep when I ... television.
watched
was watching

9. It began to rain when I .... home.
was walking
were walking

10. ... television when I phoned you?
Did you watch
Were you watching

I woke up early yesterday. It was a beautiful morning. The sun ... (11) and the birds ...(12)
11.
is shining
was shining

12.
are singing
were singing

It is 7 o'clock now. Linda is at home. She ...(13) television. At 3 o'clock she wasn't at home. She was at the sports club. She ...(14) tennis. She ...(15) television.
13.
was watching
is watching

14.
is playing
was playing

15.
was watching
wasn't watching

Score =
Correct answers:
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