LESSON 17th: Past Continuous

Yesterday Tom and Jim palyed tennis.

(Ieri Tom e Jim hanno giocato a tennis).

They began at 10 o'clock and finished at 11 o'clock.

(Hanno iniziato alle 10 e finito alle 11).

What were they doing at 10.30?

Che cosa stavano facendo alle 10.30?

This means that they were in the middle of playing tennis. They had started playing but they hadn't finished.

This is the Past Continuous tense:

Io stavo facendo

Tu stavi facendo

Egli stava facendo

Noi stavamo facendo

Voi stavate facendo

Essi stavano facendo

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