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.
December used to be the tenth month in the year and its name comes from the Latin word for ten. 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 so a lot of people have to drive to work and drive home again in the dark. The shortest day of the year, the winter solstice, is the 21st or 22nd.
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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