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Past Continuous Tense We use this tense to talk about actions that were going on, or happening at a certain moment in the past. At this time last Saturday,

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1 Past Continuous Tense We use this tense to talk about actions that were going on, or happening at a certain moment in the past. At this time last Saturday, Paul was playing in the park with his friends.

2 We often use past continuous to say what was in progress, when something happened: The phone rang while I was doing my homework. I was reading a comic book while my sister was watching TV. When I was walking along the road, I saw a car hit a motorbike.

3 Key words 1. While 2. Interruption Last night, while I was sleeping, the sound of the broken window woke me up.

4 Form Affirmative(Declarative) - I, He, She, It + was + v-ing I was studying. He was playing. - You, We, They + were + v-ing You were reading. They were sleeping.

5 Use Negative form - I, He, She, It + wasn’t(not) + v-ing I wasn’t (not) studying. He wasn’t (not) playing. - You, We, They + weren’t(not) + v-ing You weren’t (not) reading. They weren’t (not) sleeping.

6 Question form - Was + He, She, It + v-ing? Was he working? - Were + you, we, they + v-ing? Were they working? Short answers - Yes, he, she, it + was. you, we, they were. - No, he, she, it + wasn’t. you, we, they + weren’t.

7 Use

8 - It was raining on Monday so we didn’t play football. - Don’t turn the radio off! I was listening to it. We use the simple past to talk about a complete action(long or short). We use past continuous for actions which were not complete at a past time.

9 Use - Jack got up at 6.00 and worked from 8 a.m. - 3 p.m. - At 8 p.m., when Jack came home, I was reading cartoon book. We often use the past continuous and the past simple together with while. Past continuous: longer action or situation Past simple: complete shorter action that happened during the longer action.

10 Use - While I was having dinner, the phone rang. - While I was talking to my brother, Bill came in.

11 were dancing. was cooking dinner. was driving home. was not watching T.V.

12 “Enjoy learning my students”


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