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PAST CONTINUOUS exercises


A list of exercises with the past continuous tense.

PAST CONTINUOUS INTERACTIVE EXERCISES:
  1. affirmative sentences writing exercise
  2. negative sentences writing exercise
  3. questions writing exercise

ABOUT PAST CONTINUOUS

The past continuous is formed from the past tense of "to be" and the past form of to be is was/were and the base of the main verb plus the ending -ing form of the verb.

REMEMBER!! was used is for singular form and were for plural form. This tense refers to a continuing action or state that was happening at some point in the past. It can also be used to describe something that was happening continuously in the past when another action interrupted it.

Here are the rules: Subject + was or were + verb - with ING.

Sentences - e. g.
She was playing football yesterday.
They were eating dinner at 4 o'clock.

The past continuous is used in the negative form, to deny situations that occurred in the past and were in progress at every moment during a period of time. To use past continuous in its negative form, start with the subject, followed by was not or were not (shorter way: wasn't/weren't ) and the verb with -ing .

Here are the rules : subject + wasn't/weren't + verb with ING.

Sentences - e. g.
She wasn't sleeping last night.
They weren't watching TV.

To make questions in the Past Continuous, put was/were before the subject and add the -ing form of the verb.

Here are the rules: Was/Were + Subject + verb with ING +?

Sentences - e. g.
Was she playing football?
Were they Watching TV?

VERB PLAY in PAST CONTINUOUS
AFFIRMATIVE NEGATIVE QUESTIONS
I I was playing I was not playing Was I playing?
He, She, It He was playing
She was playing
It was playing
He wasn't playing
She wasn't playing
It wasn't playing
Was he playing?
Was she playing?
Was it playing?
We, You, They We were playing
You were playing
They were playing
We weren't playing
You weren't playing
They weren't playing
Were we playing?
Were you playing?
Were they playing?

VERB WATCH in PAST CONTINUOUS
AFFIRMATIVE NEGATIVE QUESTIONS
I I was watching I was not watching Was I watching?
He, She, It He was watching
She was watching
It was watching
He wasn't watching
She wasn't watching
It wasn't watching
Was he watching?
Was she watching?
Was it watching?
We, You, They We were watching
You were watching
They were watching
We weren't watching
You weren't watching
They weren't watching
Were we watching?
Were you watching?
Were they watching?

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