Past Continuous Tense

Past Continuous Tense

  • Past Continuous Tense expresses an activity that was in progress at a point of time in the past.
  • Past Continuous Tense also called the past progressive  is commonly used in English for actions which were going on ( had not finished ) at a paticular time in the past.

 

Form

  • Was / were + present participle

Examples :

+) I was working

-) I was not working

?) Was I working ?

 

  • Past Continuous Tense is usually used when one action began before another, and finished after it.

Examples :

  1. I was reading when he arrived.
  2. At five o’clock, it was raining.
  3. While I was sleeping, she was working.

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