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English Grammar

Past Continuous Verb Tense Chart

Positive Sentences

Subject + Auxiliary Verb + Main Verb + _________.

Grammar Rules:

  • Auxiliary Verb - the verb "to be" changes according to the sentence's subject.
  • Main Verb - -ing is added to the end of the base verb.
    • "to be" changes according to the sentence's subject.
Subject Auxiliary Verb Main Verb
1st Person I was walking to work.
2st Person Mary & I were cooking dinner.
3st Person Singular My boss was working on the project.
3st Person Plural The tigers were eating meat.


Negative Sentences

Subject + Auxiliary Verb + Not + Main Verb + _________.

Grammar Rules:

  • Auxiliary Verb - the past tense of the verb "to be" (was/were) are used.
  • "Not" - is added after the auxiliary verb "to be".
  • Main Verb - -ing is added to the end of the base verb.
Subject Auxiliary Verb Not Main Verb
1st Person I was not sleeping on the bus.
2st Person We were not working hard at work.
3st Person Singular My grandfather was not watching TV.
3st Person Plural The ladies were not cooking dinner.


Questions

Auxiliary Verb + Subject + Main Verb + _________.

Grammar Rules:

  • Subject - the subject come before the auxiliary word.
  • Auxiliary Verb - the past tense of the verb "to be" (was/were) are used.
  • Main Verb - -ing is added to the end of the base verb.
Auxiliary Verb Subject Main Verb
1st person Was I sleeping on the bus?
2nd person Were we making a lot of noise?
3rd person singular Was the man speaking to you?
3rd person plural Were the students playing football?

Past Simple Tense

Past Simple Tense

Past Simple Tense Chart

Past Simple Tense Exercise 1

Past Simple Tense Exercise 2

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