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Past Continuous Verb Tense Chart


What is the structure of the past continuous tense?

Subject

+

Auxiliary Verb

+

Main Verb

-

-

"was - were "

verb + -ing

-

Grammar rules for the past continuous tense:

Negative Statements - "not" is add between the auxiliary verb "to be" and the subject.

Questions - the order of the words is change - the auxiliary verb "to be" comes before the subject

 

Subject

Auxiliary Verb

-

Main Verb

 

+

I

was

-

going

to the store when she called.

We

were

-

playing

ball yesterday morning.

She

was

-

eating

dinner when someone came to the door.

-

I

was

not

reading

the newspaper all day yesterday.

You

were

not

doing

your homework when I checked on you.

He

was

not

sleeping

when I went into his room.

?

Was

I

-

going

to go to you to the store?

Were

you

-

fixing

the car while it was raining?

Was

your mother

-

sleeping

when I called this morning?


Past Simple Tense

Past Continuous Verb Tense

Past Perfect Tense

Past Perfect Continuous Verb Tense