Past Continuous Tense



Past Continuous Tense :



The past continuous tense is made with (was / were + -ing form of the verb). The past continuous tense is also called the past progressive tense.

1. It was shining.
2. The birds were singing.

The past continuous tense is used to denote an action going on at some point in the past. The time of the action may or may not be indicated. The past progressive (continuous) is used very often in a sentence together with simple tenses. The past continuous usually refers to a longer background action or situation. The past simple usually refers to a shorter action.

1. We were watching the Television all evening.

2. I was getting richer.

3. The light disappeared while I was wading through the forest river.

4. When I saw her, she was speaking to her boy-friend.

5. What were you doing yesterday at seven P.M.?

6. When I got up this morning, the sun was shining and the birds were singing.

7. Sheela was dancing, but when she saw me she stopped.

8. The phone rang while I was having my bath as usual.

9. I was speaking to the Prime Minister the other day.

10. 1 was running downstairs when I slipped and fell.

11. I was wondering if you would like to come out with me one evening.

Conjugation of the verb COME in Past Continuous Tense :

1. I was coming to the market yesterday.
2. You were to the market yesterday.
3. He was to the market yesterday.
4. She was to the market yesterday.
5. It was to the market yesterday.
6. They were to the market yesterday.
7. We were to the market yesterday.

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