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  • Past continuous tense The farmer was working at 6 o’clock yesterday evening
  • Past continuous tenseAFFIRMATIVE: PlayI wasYou playingWe wereTheyHeShe wasIt
  • Past continuous tenseWas the teacher explaining grammar at schoollast Monday?No, she wasn’t. She was explaining Geography.
  • Past continuous tense INTERROGATIVE: Play NEGATIVE: Play Was notwas I I Wasn’t you You were notwere we We weren’t playing? playing they They he He was notwas she She wasn’t it It
  • Uses of the past continuous1-We use the past continuous tense todescribe a past action over a period oftime "What were they doing yesterday at 8 0’clock?""They were working all day.
  • 2-We use the past continuous to say thatsomebody was in the middle of doingsomething at a certain time. This time yesterday the hairdresser was working
  • 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
  • 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 television 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 tenseTime expressions:While, as, when.While the band was playing amobile phone rang