Past Continuous

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Past Continuous by Mind Map: Past Continuous

1. Form

1.1. Affirmative

1.1.1. Examples

1.1.1.1. He was wearing a hat.

1.1.1.2. We were drinking coffee.

1.2. Negative

1.2.1. Examples

1.2.1.1. He was not wearing a hat.

1.2.1.2. We were not drinking coffee.

1.3. Interrogative

1.3.1. Examples

1.3.1.1. Was he wearing a hat?

1.3.1.2. Were you drinking coffee?

2. Use

2.1. Interrupted Action in the Past.

2.1.1. Examples

2.1.1.1. I was watching TV when she called.

2.1.1.2. I was listening to my iPod, so I didn't hear the fire alarm.

2.2. Specific Time as an Interruption.

2.2.1. Examples

2.2.1.1. Last night at 6 PM, I was eating dinner.

2.2.1.2. Yesterday at this time, I was sitting at my desk at work.

2.3. Parallel Actions.

2.3.1. Examples

2.3.1.1. I was studying while he was making dinner.

2.3.1.2. They were eating dinner, discussing their plans, and having a good time.