Past Continuous Tense

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Positive

Subject + was/ were + Verb-ING

She was cooking when I came.

Negative

Subject + was/ were + not + Verb-ING

She wasn’t cooking when I came.

Question

Was/ were + Subject + Verb-ING?

Was she cooking when you came?

Usages


  •  To talk about an incomplete action at a specific in the past
  • Max was playing games yesterday afternoon.
  • To talk about an incomplete action that was interrupted by another
  • I was doing my homework when my mom called.
  • To talk about two actions that were happening at the same time
  • My mom was cooking while my dad was reading newspaper.
  • To talk about an action that happens many times and irritates the speaker
  • She was always talking in class.

 

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