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
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
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.
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.
WHAT ARE THESE PEOPLE DOING?
DO YOU HAVE A GOOD MEMORY?