[Tenses] was + <adjective> vs. continous

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xanana

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Consider the continuous tense:

I eat
I am eating (continuous present)
I was eating (continuous past)

My question is this: What is the name of the tense in "I was tired". Simple past ?
 

RonBee

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Yes, that is simple past. :D

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I was tired.
'was' [simple past verb]
'tired' [past participle, function: adjective].

The cat was eating.
'was' [simple past verb]
'eating' [present participle, function: progressive verb form]

The cat was eaten.
'was' [simple past verb]
'eaten' [past participle, function: passive verb form]

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