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Question about tense.

Post by Jannet » Thu Feb 09, 2017 4:30 pm

Hello, everybody!

I learn the English language, and I met following question in my book: "Was Emma worried". I decided, what this PAST continuous tense, because I see the verb "WAS". But Why do verb of this sentence have ending ING? I think, what Past continuous make like WAS+ Ex.Emma+ ending ING. Then why "worried", if "worrying"

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Re: Question about tense.

Post by Alan » Fri Feb 10, 2017 2:58 am

Yes, it is a simple past tense (was) followed by an adjective (worried).

This is different grammatically from the past progressive "She was worrying", although essentially identical in meaning.