|Table of contents|
|Past Continuous Tense|
|Structure of Sentence|
|Affirmative / Positive Sentences|
|Check Your Understanding of the Past Continuous Tense|
Definition: Past Continuous Tense is a tense which is used to indicate the actions or conditions that were happening at some point in time in the past but have now finished. In other words, past continuous tense is used to describe or indicate actions that began in the past and were continuing when another event occurred.
It is important to note here that there may be two actions going on at the same time in the past, and one was interrupted by the happening of the other. Thus, both actions have occurred in the past.
Main Verb: Present Participle (1st form of verb + ing)
Example: Sleeping, Going
Auxiliary verbs: “Was / Were”
- If the subject of the sentence is “I, She, He”, or a singular noun, the auxiliary “was” is used.
If the subject of sentence is “You, they,” or a plural noun, the auxiliary “were” will be use.
Q. Fill in the blanks with the right form of the past continuous tense using the verbs given in the brackets.
1. Oshin _________ (prepare) dinner.
2. ______ he _________ (drive – negative) the car?
3. I ___________ (watch) TV when my mom came.
4. Sheela __________ (play) the lead role in the skit.
5. Yesterday, we _____________ (clean) the house when the guests arrived.
6. She ______________ (do – negative) what the teacher had asked her to do.
7. _______ you ________ (feel – negative) good yesterday?
8. I _________ (plan) to dance at my cousin’s wedding.
9. The train __________ (run) late by an hour.
10. We ___________ (go) to buy new clothes for all of us.
1. Oshin was preparing dinner.
2. Wasn’t he driving the car?
3. I was watching TV when my mom came.
4. Sheela was playing the lead role in the skit.
5. Yesterday, we were cleaning the house when the guests arrived.
6. She was not doing what the teacher had asked her to do.
7. Were you not feeling good yesterday?
8. I was planning to dance at my cousin’s wedding.
9. The train was running late by an hour.
10. We were going to buy new clothes for all of us.
|1. What is the structure of a past continuous tense sentence?|
|2. How do you form an affirmative sentence in the past continuous tense?|
|3. What is the structure of a negative sentence in the past continuous tense?|
|4. How do you form an interrogative sentence in the past continuous tense?|
|5. Can you provide an example sentence using the past continuous tense?|