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Grammar and StructureGRAMMAR & STRUCTURE — Examples
Past Continuous

 
 

Examples sentences using past continuous:

Past Continuous Sentence

Negative Past Continuous Sentence

Past Continuous Yes/No Question

Past Continuous Information Question

Bob was reading a book last night at 10:00.

Bob was not reading a book last night at 10:00.

Was Bob reading a book last night at 10:00?

What was Bob doing last night at 10:00?

Marilyn was swimming when she saw the shark.

Marilyn was not swimming when she saw the shark.

Was Marilyn swimming when she saw the shark?

What was Marilyn doing when she saw the shark?

Michel was setting the table while Chantal was cooking dinner.

Michel was not setting the table while Chantal was cooking dinner.

Was Michel setting the table while Chantal was cooking dinner?

What was Michel doing while Chantal was cooking dinner?

George and Eileen were reading the newspaper yesterday morning.

George and Eileen were not reading the paper yesterday morning.

Were George and Eileen reading the paper yesterday morning?

What were George and Eileen reading yesterday morning?

Ingrid and Svend were jogging when the storm started.

Ingrid and Svend were not jogging when the storm started.

Were Ingrid and Svend jogging when the storm started?

Who was jogging when the storm started?