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      Following are the structures of sentence in Past continuous Tense:

      Past Progressive (continuous) Tense:- (structures)

      Subject + was / were + verb +ing +object

      Subject + wasn’t / weren’t  +  verb +ing + object.

      Was / were + Subject +  verb +ing  + object?

      Wasen’t / Weren’t  +  Subject +  verb +ing  + object?

      Whq. + was / were + Subject +  verb +ing  + object?

      Whq. +  wasn’t / weren’t   + Subject +  verb +ing  + object?

       

      (I = was)  (We / You / They / These / Those / Names = were) 

      (He / She / It / This / That / Any name = was)

      Negative = (was + not = wasn’t / were + not = weren’t)

      Examples:-

      • He was returning home late when a dog bit him.
      • She was lying when I asked about her job.
      • I was starving when my father passed away.
      • They weren’t drinking wine.
      • You weren’t riding bike that time.
      • Was the farmer cultivating?
      • Were you jumping off the table?
      • Wasn’t the police patrolling in the midnight?
      • What were you hiding in morning today?
      • Who were delivering the speech?
      • With whom was she celebrating her birthday?
      • How many people were gathering on the ground?
      • Why weren’t they insisting for their payments?

       

      Important: – This tense is also used with ‘always’, continually, etc. for persistent habits in the past. e.g.: she was always crying. The dog was continually barking.