Examples of Past Continuous Tense

Past Continuous Tense

Past continuous tense describes in progress action in the past when another past action takes place. The structure of this tense is was/were + main verb + ing.

Examples of Past Continuous Tense

  • Alex was playing video games when his mother arrived home.
  • They were playing basketball after school.
  • Seema was waiting at the airport when her brother got off the plane.
  • He was eating food.
  • I was studying last night.
  • It was raining at this time yesterday.
  • The rain was raining tonight.
  • Michael was reading when I came.
  • She wasn’t watching the movie.
  • The boys were flying kites yesterday.
  • They were going to the library.
  • You were working yesterday.
  • When we got to the house yesterday morning, the baby was drinking a bottle.
  • He was doing a great job.
  • He was waiting at home all day when she sent him the message.
  • I was not writing a letter.
  • Alan was cutting the grass the other day when the snake appeared.
  • My television wasn’t working properly.
  • I was not sleeping when you got home late last night.
  • We were celebrating a festival.
  • What were you doing when the alarm went off last night?
  • The teacher was teaching in a class.
  • Were you calling me when I emailed you this afternoon?
  • The dog was barking a man.
  • What was she doing this time yesterday?
  • They weren’t studying English these days.
  • I was having a great conversation with him when his ex-girlfriend interrupted it.
  • Dona was buying a new iPhone.
  • I was having a terrifying dream when the alarm clock went off at six o’clock this morning.
  • She wasn’t coming to the party.
  • While we were playing tennis, it started to rain.
  • My dad was going to London.
  • I was listening to my music, so I didn’t hear the phone ring.
  • It was snowing yesterday.
  • They weren’t speaking English today.
  • While she was sleeping, someone took her phone.
  • The sun was shining.
  • I was making dinner when he arrived at my house this evening.
  • I was doing well.
  • Everyone was clapping.
  • He wasn’t watching a movie for two months.
  • I was traveling by train.
  • I was going to spend the afternoon at the mall but decided to stay home instead.
  • I was writing articles on different topics.
  • I was waiting for the cab when I met John.
  • I was not watching the cricket match on television.
  • I was helping him to do the task.
  • I was shopping at the Dhaka International Trade Fair with my elder brother.
  • The children were shouting when the teacher came in.
  • Marc was making pizza while Anthony was watching him.
  • He was reading various kinds of books.
  • She was playing the piano while Ann was singing on stage.
  • Were you enjoying the concert of realistic songs?
  • They were playing football in that field.
  • We were sitting outside while the planes were flying overhead.
  • She was drinking coffee in that coffee shop.
  • It was midnight when it was raining.
  • The lyricist was writing a realistic song for the program.
  • I was wondering if you could walk the dog for me this evening.
  • He was studying in the library.
  • The children were playing in the garden.
  • She was wondering if you could babysit after school today.
  • We were shopping in this market last week.
  • We were wondering if she was able to meet us at noon.
  • We were watching a movie in this Cineplex yesterday.
  • We were enjoying the program thoroughly.
  • I was wondering if you could open the door.
  • You were shopping in that market.
  • I was singing different kinds of songs, especially modern.
  • Grandma was constantly singing songs when she made us breakfast.
  • I was listening to melodious songs last evening.
  • My husband was always talking about friends from school.
  • He was traveling around the world.
  • He was practicing to sing the song for the program.
  • She was always taking all my ideas.
  • They were playing hockey on that field last week.
  • I was forever worrying if
  • They were eating at the restaurant.
  • I would make the team.
  • The poet was writing a romantic poem.

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