What are examples of sentences using simple past? How do you change the sentences into present progressive?

1 Answer
Apr 6, 2016

Some examples of simple past are "Jennifer wrote an amazing essay" and "Peter climbed trees for hours."


In order to change into present progressive, we must first know what present progressive is. Present progressive talks about something that was happening before, but is no longer happening. Present progressive uses was/were + [verb]-ing. Let's look at the two previous sentences:

Simple Past: Jennifer wrote an amazing essay.
Present Progressive: Jennifer was writing an amazing essay.

Simple Past: Peter climbed trees for hours.
Present Progressive: Peter was climbing trees for hours.

Hope this helps! :)