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The past continuous is used to talk about what was happening at a precise moment in the past. It is often used together with the past simple to express what was happening when something important occurred.
Past Continuous Positive Form Review
Subject + to be (was, were) + present participle (ing form of verb) + objects
Jane was typing the letter when he walked into the room.
They're were discussing the problem at 11.
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Past Continuous Negative Form
Subject + to be (was, were) + not + verb + objects
Jack wasn't watching TV. He was cooking dinner.
We weren't wasting time! We were working hard.
What were you doing at seven o'clock?
Was Jennifer paying attention during the meeting?
The past continuous, and continuous forms in general, are used with action verbs such as talk, drive, play, etc.
The continuous form is not used with stative verbs such as 'be', 'seem', 'taste', etc. Some stative verbs can be used as action verbs so there are some exceptions. For example: 'smell' - It smelled good. (stative verb) / He was smelling the roses when she walked by the window. (action verb)
He seemed very sad.
It tasted very bitter.
Jack didn't appear to be concerned.
Time Expressions with Past Continuous for Past Action at a Specific Moment in the Past
At / At that Moment
'At' and 'at that moment' refer to a specific point of time in the past.
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These two expressions are often used with the past continuous. It is more common to use the past simple to speak in general, but if you want to express what was happening at a precise moment of time in the past, use the past continuous.
She was having breakfast at 6.45 this morning.
We were working on his request at 10 pm.
Alan wasn't meeting with Tom at 9. He was meeting with Dennis.
'When' is used with the past simple to express an important event that occurred in the past. The past continuous is used to express what was happening at that moment.
They were getting ready when he came home.
Alice wasn't thinking when she said that.
What were you doing when he asked the question?
'While' is used with the past continuous to express something that was happening at the same moment in time that something else was occurring.
'During' is used with a noun or a noun phrase to express an event during which something was happening.
I was typing while he was dictating.
She wasn't paying attention during the meeting.
Jackson was working while she was having a good time.
Past Continuous Worksheet 1
Conjugate the verb in parentheses in the past continuous tense. In the case of questions, use the indicated subject as well.
Past Continuous Worksheet 2
Choose the correct time expression used with the past continuous tense.
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