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Past Continuous: Form

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Form: Past Continuous

For a full breakdown of the structure of the Past Continuous, please see Recognise: Past Continuous.


TO BE (Past Form) + PRESENT PARTICIPLE

He was winning


Forming the Past Continuous...


Form the verb


She
Positive
To Go

Using
Past
Continuous
Active

1. Conjugate

Past Continuous
Verb to Form = To Go
"GO BACKWARDS"

go + CONTINUOUS=
be GOING
Verb to Form = To Be

be + PAST =
WAS/WERE going

2. Person

+ SHE =
SHE WAS going

3. Version

+ POSITIVE (Normal) =
She was going

Form the verb


They
Question
To Eat

Using
Past
Continuous
Active

1. Conjugate

Past Continuous
Verb to Form = To Eat
"GO BACKWARDS"

eat + CONTINUOUS =
be EATING
Verb to Form = To Be

be + PAST SIMPLE=
WAS/WERE eating

2. Person

+ THEY =
THEY WERE eating

3. Version

+ QUESTION =
WERE THEY eating?
Were they eating?

Form the verb


You
Negative Question
To Drive

Using
Past
Continuous
Active

1. Conjugate

Past Continuous
Verb to Form = To Drive
"GO BACKWARDS"

drive + CONTINUOUS =
be DRIVING
Verb to Form = To Be

be + PAST SIMPLE=
WAS/WERE driving

2. Person

+ YOU =
YOU WERE driving

3. Version

+ NEGATIVE =
You WEREN'T driving
+ QUESTION =
WEREN'T YOU driving?
Weren't you driving?

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Question


You
Positive
To Watch

Using
Past
Continuous
Active

Make the Verb!


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Answer


You were watching

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