Past Continuous

The past continuous (also called past progressive) is used to show that an ongoing past action was happening at a specific moment of interruption, or that two ongoing actions were happening at the same time.

Past Continuous Forms

The past continuous is formed using was/were + present participle. Questions are indicated by inverting the subject and was/were. Negatives are made with not.

  • Statement: You were eating when she called.
  • Question: Were you eating when she called?
  • Negative: You were not eating when she called.
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Past Continuous


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