Past Continuous Tense + Contoh Kalimat

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The Indonesian language, Bahasa Indonesia, has several tenses that are used to express different time frames. One of these tenses is the Past Continuous Tense, also known as the Past Progressive Tense. In this article, we will explore the usage of the Past Continuous Tense in Indonesian, along with examples to help you understand its application in everyday conversations and written texts.

What is the Past Continuous Tense?

The Past Continuous Tense is used to describe an ongoing action or event that was happening in the past. It is formed by using the auxiliary verb “sedang” (was/were) followed by the base form of the main verb and the suffix “-kan” for transitive verbs. The Past Continuous Tense is commonly used to set the scene or provide background information in narratives or storytelling.

How to Form the Past Continuous Tense

To form the Past Continuous Tense in Indonesian, you need to follow a specific structure. Here is the formula:

  • Singular subject: subject + sedang + base verb
  • Plural subject: subject + sedang + base verb

Let’s now take a look at some examples to better understand how to form the Past Continuous Tense.

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