Past Continuous

Now it is 6 o`clock.
Sarah is at home.
She is watching television.
At 4 o`clock she wasn`t at home.
She was at the sports club.
She was playing tennis.
She wasn`t watching television.

Unit 12. I was doing (Past Continuous)


 

Unit 12. She was playing (Past Continuous)


 
was/ were -ing (do ing/ play ing/ work ing etc.) is the Past Continuous tense:
 

positive

I
he
she
it

was -ing

we
you
they

were -ing

negative

I
he
she
it

was not
(wasn`t)

-ing

we
you
they

were not
(weren`t)

-ing

question

was

I
he
she
it

-ing?

were

we
you
they

-ing?


- What were you do ing at 11.30 yesterday? I was work ing.
- What did he say? I don`t know. I wasn`t listen ing.
- It was rain ing, so we didn`t go out.
- In 1980 they were liv ing in Canada.
- Today she`s wearing a skirt, but yesterday she was wear ing trousers.
- I woke up early yesterday. It was a beautiful morning. The sun was shin ing and the birds were sing ing.
 
am/ is/ are -ing ( Present) - was/ were -ing ( Past):

- I` m work ing (now).
- It isn`t rain ing (now).
- What are you do ing (now)?

I was work ing at 10.30 last night.
It wasn`t rain ing when we went out.
What were you do ing at 3 o`clock?