Past Continuous is the tense of narrations and descriptions. It is used in order to describe an action that was being repeated in the past or that had a duration.
Έπιναγάλα κάθε μέρα.(Epeena gala kathe mera). I used to drink milk every day.
Βλέπαμετηλεόραση όλο το απόγευμα.(Vlepame tileorasi olo to apogevma). We were watching television all afternoon.
The Past Continuous of the verbs έχω ( to have) and είμαι ( to be)
Active Voice, 1st conjugation (verbs ending in –ω).
The Past Continuous is formed by the stem of the Present and the endings of the Past Simple, so if you are already familiar with the Present tense it’s very easy to form the Past Continuous:
Πηγαίνω = to go
πήγαινα = I was going
1) The accent is over the ante-penultimate syllable (the third syllable counting from right to left). But, in the first and second plural person I move the stress one syllable to the right.
2) The prefix ε– or –η is added to two-syllable verbs in order to form the singular and the third plural person.
Κάνω = to do
έκανα = I was doing / I used to do
θέλω= Ι want
You can also read: Cases and syntactic functions
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