Past Continuous Tense – Detailed Expression

Past Continuous Tense  indicates an action which started in the past and continued in a certain time period.

Past Simple Tense – Detailed Expression

Past Continuous Tense - Detailed Expression

I was starting I was not starting Was I starting
You were starting You were not starting Were you starting
He was starting He was not starting Was he starting
She was starting She was not starting Was she starting
It was starting It was not starting Was it starting
We were starting We were not starting Were we starting
You were starting You were not starting Were you starting
They were starting They were not  starting Were they starting

Past Continuous Tense - Detailed Expression

Positive Sentences

  • You were watching television last night.
  • They were studying math yesterday.
  • was washing the dishes when the phone rang.
  • As she was reading the book, Alice came.
  • It was raining yesterday evening.
  • was learning German last year.


Negative Sentences

  • Youwere not watching television last night.
  • They were not studying math yesterday.
  • was not washing the dishes when the phone rang.
  • As she was not  reading the book, Alice came.
  • was not learning German last year.

Question Sentences

  • Were you watching television last night?
  • Were theystudying math yesterday?
  • Was washing the dishes when the phone rang?
  • Was she reading the book when they came?
  • Was it raining yesterday evening?
  • Was he learning German last year?