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Past Continuous

Past Continuous

The Past Continuous (also called Past Progessive) talks about an action that started in the past and continued in the past.


Past Continuous Form:




verb + ~ing


For example:

Past simple

When I got to class, the teacher took attendance.

First, I got to class. Second, the teacher took attendance.

Past continuous

When I got to class, the teacher was taking attendance.

First, the teacher took attendance. I got to class, and the teacher continued to take attendance.


See also:

The activities, What were they all doing when I opened the door and You were standing in a post office when a robbery took place from Play Games With English: Book Two.


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