The Past Continuous Tense - Tenses, English, Class 8 Notes | Study English Class 8 - Class 8

Class 8: The Past Continuous Tense - Tenses, English, Class 8 Notes | Study English Class 8 - Class 8

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Structure

 

Positive or Affirmative Sentences Sub + was/ were + V1 + ing
Negative Sentences Sub + was/ were + not + V1+ ing
Interrogative Sentences Was/ Were + sub + V+ ing + ?
Interrogative-negative Sentences Was/ Were + sub + not + V1 + ing + ?

 

Let’s understand them with examples:

Positive or Affirmative  Negative Interrogative Interrogative-negative
I was playing. I was not playing. Was I playing? Was I not playing?
You were playing. You were not playing. Were you playing? Were you not playing?
We were playing. We were not playing. Were we playing? Were we not playing?
He/ She/ It was playing. He/ She/ It was not playing. Was he/ she/ it playing? Was he/ she/ it not playing?
They were playing. They were not playing. Were they playing? Were they not playing?

 

Note:
Short form of was not = wasn’t
Short form of were not = weren’t

Uses

The Past Continuous Tense is used

1. to express an action that was continuing at some time in the past; e.g.,
(i) It was raining heavily when we entered the house.
(ii) Children were shouting loudly during the recess.
(iii) Tom was painting the door.
(iv) They were reading a story when I saw them.

2. with the words always, continually etc; e.g.,
(i) Neha was continually making complaints against other girls.
(ii) He was always making fun of others.

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