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Published on August 21, 2007

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Past continuous tense The farmer was working at 6 o’clock yesterday evening

Past continuous tense AFFIRMATIVE: Play was He She It were You We They play ing was I

Past continuous tense Was the teacher explaining grammar at school last Monday? No, she wasn’t. She was explaining Geography.

Past continuous tense INTERROGATIVE: Play NEGATIVE: Play was were was he she it you we they play ing ? I He She It You We They I was not wasn’t were not weren’t play ing Was not Wasn’t

Uses of the past continuous 1-W e use the past continuous tense to describe a past action over a period of time " What were they doing yesterday at 8 0’clock ?" "They were working all day.

This time yesterday the hairdresser was working 2- We use the past continuous to say that somebody was in the middle of doing something at a certain time.

3- Past simple and past continuous are used together when something happened in the middle of something else The policeman broke his ankle while he was running after the dog

Past continuous (in the middle of an action)  I was walking home when I met Dave. (in the middle of walking home)  Ann was watching televis i on when the phone rang. Past simple (complete action)  I walked home after the party last night.  Ann watched televison a lot when she was ill last year Compare the past continuous (I was doing) and past simple (I did):

Past continuous (in the middle of an action)

 I was walking home when I met Dave. (in the middle of walking home)

 Ann was watching televis i on when the phone rang.

Past simple (complete action)

 I walked home after the party last night.

 Ann watched televison a lot when she was ill last year

Past continuous tense Time expressions: While, as, when. While the band was playing a mobile phone rang

Time expressions:

While, as, when.

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