Sentences with Past Continuous Tense Examples with Pictures PDF Worksheet For Students
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Past Continuous Tense
The Past Continuous Tense, which expresses events or situations that have happened before, is one of the most popular Tenses. Although it seems very similar to Past Simple Tense when defined in this way, Past Continuous Tense is actually used for actions that span a certain period of time but are done in the past tense. To put it briefly, the actions that were done in the past but took a long time to be done are used with the Past Continuous Tense.
An example of Past Simple Tense: I wrote my assignment thirty minutes ago.
An example of Past Continuous Tense: I was writing my assignment when she entered to room.
- When Michael (he) was playing video games, Richard (he) was studying.
- Sophia (she) was laughing at Steve’s jokes.
- Jonathan (he) was not (wasn’t) talking anymore because he had a broken heart.
- Isabel usually sings the song but she was not (wasn’t) singing this morning.
- Why were you talking about this problem to me?
- Was Sarah (she) needing a friend to talk to?