English Grammar Past Continuous
Learn English Past Continuous Grammar

Grammar Level 3- Lesson Eight

In this grammar lesson, you learn about Past Continuous in English and how to use it in your English conversation and writing. Just follow examples and write them down a few times to learn them very well. After finishing this lesson, you should work on its quiz.

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Requirement Lessons

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The Past Continuous Tense

S + (be) + _____ing

The verb “be” is in the past tense: was or were

The main verb adds “ing” at the end of it

examples:
I was relaxing outside when this picture was taken

You were eating at a restaurant when this picture was taken.

He was shaving this morning when he cut himself.

She was spinning around and around before she fell down.

This elephant was out looking for food yesterday.

We were talking together last week.

(Now we’re in two separate locations.)

 

You were thinking about taking another English class this year.

They were riding on a big seven-person bicycle last week.

 

Quiz for Past Continuous

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Next Grammar Lesson

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Related Grammar Lessons

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