Past Continuous-form

Form (tvorba)

Formation of Past Continuous.
(Tvorba Past Continuousa.)


Affirmative (potvrdni oblik)

Past Continuous is formed of the past of the auxiliary verb BE (WAS, WERE) followed by the main verb in -ING form.
(Past Continuous tvori se od prošlog vremena pomoćnog glagola BE (WAS, WERE) iza kojeg stoji glavni glagol u -ING obliku.)

• I was helping (pomagao sam)
• You were helping (pomagao si)
• He / She / It was helping (pomagao / pomagala / pomagalo je)

• We were helping (pomagali smo)
• You were helping (pomagali ste)
• They were helping (pomagali su)

 Negative (niječni oblik)

Long form (neskraćeni oblik)

The long negative is formed of the past of the auxiliary verb BE (WAS, WERE) + NOT and the main verb in -ING form. (WAS NOT, WERE NOT + -ING)
(Niječni oblik tvori se od prošlog vremena pomoćnog glagola BE (WAS, WERE) + NOT i glavnog glagola u -ING obliku. (WAS NOT, WERE NOT + -ING)

• I was not helping  (nisam pomagao)
• You were not helping  (nisi pomagao)
• He / She / It was not helping  (nije pomagao/nije pomagala/nije pomagalo)

• We were not helping  (nismo pomagali)
• You were not helping  (niste pomagali)
• They were not helping  (nisu pomagali)


Short form 
(skraćeni oblik)

The short negative is formed of the past of the auxiliary verb BE (WAS, WERE) + shortened NOT and the main verb in -ING form. (WASN’T, WEREN’T + -ING)
(Niječni oblik tvori se od prošlog vremena pomoćnog glagola BE (WAS, WERE) + skraćeno NOT i glavnog glagola u -ING obliku. (WASN’T, WEREN’T + -ING))

• I wasn’t helping  (nisam pomagao)
• You weren’t helping  (nisi pomagao)
• He / She / It wasn’t helping  (nije pomagao/nije pomagala/nije pomagalo)

• We weren’t helping  (nismo pomagali)
• You weren’t helping  (niste pomagali)
• They weren’t helping  (nisu pomagali)

 Interrogative – affirmative (upitni oblik – potvrdni)

The affirmative interrogative is formed of the past of the auxiliary verb BE (WAS, WERE) in front of the subject followed by the the main verb in -ING form.
(Upitni oblik tvori se od prošlog vremena pomoćnog glagola BE (WAS, WERE) ispred subjekta iza kojeg stoji glavni glagol u -ING obliku.)

• Was I helping? (Jesam li pomagao?)
• Were you helping? (Jesi li pomagao?)
• Was he / she / it helping? (Je li pomagao / pomagala / pomagalo?)

• Were we helping? (Jesmo li pomagali?)
• Were you helping? (Jeste li pomagali?)
• Were they helping? (Jesu li pomagali?)

 Interrogative – negative (upitni oblik – niječni)

Long form (neskraćeni oblik)

The long negative interrogative is formed of the past of the auxiliary verb BE (WAS, WERE) in front of the subject followed by NOT and the the main verb in -ING form.
(Upitni oblik tvori se od prošlog vremena pomoćnog glagola BE (WAS, WERE) ispred subjekta iza kojeg stoji NOT i glavni glagol u -ING obliku.)

• Was I not helping? (Nisam li pomagao?)
• Were you not helping? (Nisi li pomagao?)
• Was he / she / it not helping? (Nije li pomagao / pomagala / pomagalo?)

• Were we not helping? (Nismo li pomagali?)
• Were you not helping? (Niste li pomagali?)
• Were they not helping? (Nisu li pomagali?)


Short form 
(skraćeni oblik)

The short negative interrogative is formed of the past of the auxiliary verb BE (WAS, WERE) + shortened NOT in front of the subject followed by the the main verb in -ING form.
(Upitni oblik tvori se od prošlog vremena pomoćnog glagola BE (WAS, WERE) + skraćeno NOT ispred subjekta iza kojeg stoji glavni glagol u -ING obliku.)

• Wasn’t I helping? (Nisam li pomagao?)
• Weren’t you helping? (Nisi li pomagao?)
• Wasn’t he / she / it helping? (Nije li pomagao / pomagala / pomagalo?)

• Weren’t we helping? (Nismo li pomagali?)
• Weren’t you helping? (Niste li pomagali?)
• Weren’t they helping? (Nisu li pomagali?)