PAST CONTINUOUS. Past continuous. Past continuous. Was the teacher explaining grammar at school last Monday? No, she wasn’t. She was explaining Geography. Past continuous tense. INTERROGATIVE. NEGATIVE. USES
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Was the teacher explaining grammar at school
No, she wasn’t. She was explaining Geography.
We use the past continuous to describe a past action that was in progress at a specific timein the past.
What wereyoudoing yesterday at 8 0’clock? I was preparing breakfast.
Were you working yesterday at 10pm? No, I was watching TV at home.
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 television when the phone rang.
While normally accompanies past continuous; when, past simple. Compare:
My mobile phone rang while the band was playing.
I was reading a book while you were watching TV.
What were you doing when I phoned you?
When the phone rang, I was watching the news.
What was Ann doing at…?
Was she studying at 9? Yes she was.
Was she doing exercise at 1? No she wasn’t. She was doing yoga.