Construction of the past progressive tense :

was + going

were + going

This mostly indicates that a past activity was in progress at the time when another activity occurred.

Examples

I met my friend when I was walking along High Street.

Was it my car outside when you came in ?

As I was living the house, the phone rang.

When I arrived at the office, the rain stop to falling.

 

The past progressive tense express an activity which lasted for some time in a definite past period.

Examples

This time last year there is no Covid19 pandemic.

He was watching movies all evening.

The boys are playing outside all day.

 

The past progressive tense may indicate two or more activities continuing at the same time in a definite past period.

Examples

David was playing the guitar and we were sang the song.

They were playing PS4 all afternoon yesterday, while I was reading in the next room.

The past progressive tense indicates that an activity was progress at a definite past moment in time.

Examples

I was running along the street when the tower clock struck a noon.

At 8.pm we were watching movie at the cinema.

What were you doing last night at 8 o’clock ?

 

 

Past Participle

Defective Verbs | Defective Verbs  in English language are - can, may, must, ought, should.Common characteristics of these verbs

Would – Past Time

Defective Verbs | Defective Verbs  in English language are - can, may, must, ought, should.Common characteristics of these verbs

Used – Past Time

Defective Verbs | Defective Verbs  in English language are - can, may, must, ought, should.Common characteristics of these verbs

The Past Perfect Progressive Tense

Defective Verbs | Defective Verbs  in English language are - can, may, must, ought, should.Common characteristics of these verbs

The Past Perfect Tense

Defective Verbs | Defective Verbs  in English language are - can, may, must, ought, should.Common characteristics of these verbs

The Present Perfect Progressive Tense

Defective Verbs | Defective Verbs  in English language are - can, may, must, ought, should.Common characteristics of these verbs

The Present Perfect Tense

Defective Verbs | Defective Verbs  in English language are - can, may, must, ought, should.Common characteristics of these verbs

The Simple Past Tense

Defective Verbs | Defective Verbs  in English language are - can, may, must, ought, should.Common characteristics of these verbs

This page is about The Simple Past Tense.

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