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Past Continuous Verb Tense Chart - English Verb Tense

What is the structure of the past continuous verb tense?

Subject

+

Auxiliary Verb

+

Main Verb

-

-

"was - were "

verb + -ing

-

Grammar rules for the past continuous verb tense:

Negative Statements - "not" is add between the auxiliary verb "to be" and the subject.

Questions - the order of the words is change - the auxiliary verb "to be" comes before the subject

 

Subject

Auxiliary Verb

-

Main Verb

 

+

I

was

-

going

to the store when she called.

We

were

-

playing

ball yesterday morning.

She

was

-

eating

dinner when someone came to the door.

-

I

was

not

reading

the newspaper all day yesterday.

You

were

not

doing

your homework when I checked on you.

He

was

not

sleeping

when I went into his room.

?

Was

I

-

going

to go to you to the store?

Were

you

-

fixing

the car while it was raining?

Was

your mother

-

sleeping

when I called this morning?



Past Simple Tense

Past Simple Tense vs Present Perfect Tense

Past Simple Tense Chart

Past Simple "to be" Chart

Past Continuous Tense

Past Continuous Tense Chart

Past Perfect Tense

Past Perfect Tense Chart

Past Perfect Continuous Tense

Past Perfect Continuous Tense Chart