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)
- 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.