This tense is sometimes called the past progressive. As the two names suggest, it is used to describe things which continued for some time in the past or were in progress at a particular moment. Click "read more" to learn all about this tense.
In December, the days are short and the nights are long. Sunrise is at about 8 o’clock and sunset is before 4 o’clock in the afternoon. The shortest day is the 21st or 22nd. The weather is usually cold. When the sky is clear, we have frost in the morning and everything is white. We sometimes get the first snow of the winter in this month. There is more snow in the north than in the south, especially in the hills and mountains.
In December, the days are short and the nights are long. The sun comes up at about 8 o’clock and it gets dark at about 4 o’clock in the afternoon. The shortest day is the 21st or 22nd. The weather is usually cold. We sometimes have frost in the morning and we might have some snow.
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