Past Continuous Tense

Forming a sentence using past continuous tense

Subject + was/were + verb(…ing) + object


Past continuous tense expresses an action that was continuing at a particular time in the past. The action started before that particular time and had not ended at that time mentioned in the sentence.

  • She was cooking when I telephoned her
  • We were having dinner when it started to rain
  • What was he doing when u saw him?

For singular subjects we use ‘was’, and for plural nouns we use ‘were’.

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