Past Continuous Tense

Past Continuous Tense

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Past Continuous Tense which is often called as Past Progressive Tense. First form of verb with ‘ing’ means present participle is used with Singular & Plural Subjects. Singular Subjects are he, she, it and single name. Plural Subjects are I, We, They, You and many things.

Past Continuous Tense

Helping Verbs and form of verb of Past Progressive Tense

Helping VerbsForm of Verb
was & were1st form of verb (with ing used for all subjects)

Identification & Formation

Affirmative Sentences (positive)

SubjectHelping VerbVerbObject
ShewashelpingAyesha
Theywerereadingbook
Iwasplayingvolley ball

Negative Sentences (negative)

SubjectHelping Verbnot VerbObject
ShewasnothelpingAyesha
Theywerenotreadingbook
Iwasnotplayingvolley ball

Interrogative Sentences (question)

Helping VerbSubjectVerbObjectPunctuation Mark
WereyouhelpingAyesha?
Washereadingbook?
WasIplayingvolley ball?

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#1. The structure of Past Continuous Tense is:

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#2. ______ we taking tea?

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#3. He ______ studying in the library.

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#4. The helping verbs used in Past Continuous Tense is:

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#5. We were enjoying the program thoroughly ______

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#6. The cat ______ eating meat.

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#7. ______ they not buying a new house?

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#8. Girls ______ not clapping and dancing.

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#9. I ______ singing kinds of songs, especially old.

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#10. ______ were waiting for me.

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Past Continuous Tense

Note: Past Continuous Sentence must have “was, were” included in all type of sentences.

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