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PAST CONTINUOUS

 
                                        Study the table:

 

 AFFIRMATIVE

NEGATIVE 

INTERROGATIVE 

 I

 was  + V-ing

 wasn't  + V-ing

 Was + Sub. + V-ing

you

 were + V-ing

 weren't + V-ing

 Were + Sub. + V-ing

he

she

it

 

 was  + V-ing

 

 wasn't + V-ing

 

 Was + Sub. + V-ing

we 

 were + V-ing

 weren't  + V-ing

 Were + Sub. + V-ing

you 

 were + V-ing

 weren't  + V-ing

 Were + Sub. + V-ing

they 

 were + V-ing

 weren't  + V-ing

 Were + Sub. + V-ing

             
                                       Examples:
                                         - I was watching TV.
                                         - They were having lunch.
                                         - She was sleeping.
                                         - Were you studying?
                                         - He wasn't listening.
               

                          Exercises:
                                    
                                        1) Choose the correct form.
          •  She  TV when she called.
          • When the phone rang, she  a letter.
          • While we  the picnic, it started to rain.
          • What  when the earthquake started?
          • I  to my iPod, so I didn't hear the fire alarm.
 
                                     2) When your teacher arrived at school, what were you and your friends doing? Write sentences.
                                         
 
                      1.  Alissa  (do) her homework.
                      2.  Peter  (sing).
                      3.  Jeremy  (dance).
                      4.  Mary   (drink) some water.
                      5.  Jane  (push) Jim into a litter.
                      6.  James  (eat) a sandwich.
                      7. John, Mark, Anna and Paul  (play) football.
                      8. Susan  (ride) her bike.
                      9. Tim  (skate).
                    10. You  (climb) a tree.
 
 
          3) Look at the picture again and choose the right answer.
                     1.  Was Alissa having a drink?
                             Yes, she was.
                             No, she wasn't. 
                     2. Was James having a pizza?
                            Yes, he was.
                            No, he wasn't. 
                     3. Were three students eating?
                              Yes, they were.
                              No, they weren't. 
                     4. Was the teacher driving a car?
                            Yes, she was.
                            No, she wasn't. 
                     5. Was an airplane flying near the school?
                            Yes, it was.
                           No, it wasn't.
                    6. Were two students wearing glasses?
                           Yes, they were.
                           No, they weren't.
                    7. Were you studying?
                            Yes, I was.
                            No, I wasn't.
                   8. Were you and your friends having fun?
                            Yes, we were.
                            No, we weren't.