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Past Continuous

I was playing.


How to form the Past Continuous

The Past Continuous - negative

The Past Continuous - questions

The Past Continuous - negative questions

 

How to form the Past Continuous:

The Past Continuous is formed with the subject + was / were + ing form of the verb.

Verbs ending in e, remove e and add -ing write - she was writing.

 

 

The Past Continuous
Subject auxiliary verb verb + ing
I was talking
You were listening
He was eating
She was listening
It was raining
We were walking
You were going
They were reading

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Past Continuous - Negative:

I was not playing / I wasn't playing.

The present continuous negative is formed with subject + was / were + not (wasn't / weren't) + ing form of the verb.

 

The Past Continuous - negative
Subject auxiliary verb not verb + ing
I was not talking
You were not listening
He was not eating
She was not listening
It was not raining
We were not walking
You were not going
They were not reading

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Past Continuous - Questions:

Was I playing?

To make questions with the Past Continuous use was / were + subject + ing form of the verb.

 

The Past Continuous - Questions
Auxiliary verb Subject verb + ing
Was I talking?
Were you listening?
Was he eating?
Was she listening?
Was it raining?
Were we walking?
Were you going?
Were they reading?

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Past Continuous - Negative Questions:

Wasn't I playing?

To make negative questions with the Past Continuous use was / were + not = wasn't / weren't + subject + ing form of the verb.

 

The Past Continuous - Negative Questions
Auxiliary verb Subject verb + ing
Wasn't I talking?
Weren't you listening?
Wasn't he eating?
Wasn't she listening?
Wasn't it raining?
Weren't we walking?
Weren't you going?
Weren't they reading?

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