10 Examples of Past Continuous Tense

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10 Examples of Past Continuous Tense

10 Examples of Past Continuous Tense

10 Examples of Past Continuous Tense! The past continuous tense is an important verb tense to know in both English and Spanish. This tense is used to describe actions that were happening at a specific time in the past.

For example, “I was studying for my Spanish test when my power went out.”

To form the past continuous tense in English, we use the regular past tense conjugation of “to be” plus the present participle of the verb. In Spanish, this tense is formed using the regular present tense conjugation of “estar” plus the present participle of the verb. The past continuous tense can be used to describe actions that were happening simultaneously, actions that interrupted each other, or actions that happened one after another.

10 Examples of Past Continuous Tense

Here are 10 examples of the past continuous tense:

  1. She was watching TV when I called.
  2. They were eating dinner when the power went out.
  3. We were studying for our test when the fire alarm rang.
  4. I was taking a bath when the earthquake happened.
  5. He was mowing the lawn when his neighbor’s dog ran into his yard.
  6. The baby was sleeping when her mother left for work.
  7. The sun was shining when I went outside.
  8. The baby was crying when her father returned home from work.
  9. He was studying in his room when he heard a loud noise.
  10. We were playing a game when my wife called me on the phone.

 

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