Past Continuous

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Past Continuous by Mind Map: Past Continuous

1. Form

1.1. Affirmative

1.1.1. Examples He was wearing a hat. We were drinking coffee.

1.2. Negative

1.2.1. Examples He was not wearing a hat. We were not drinking coffee.

1.3. Interrogative

1.3.1. Examples Was he wearing a hat? Were you drinking coffee?

2. Use

2.1. Interrupted Action in the Past.

2.1.1. Examples I was watching TV when she called. 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 Last night at 6 PM, I was eating dinner. Yesterday at this time, I was sitting at my desk at work.

2.3. Parallel Actions.

2.3.1. Examples I was studying while he was making dinner. They were eating dinner, discussing their plans, and having a good time.