PRETERIT BE V-ING

PRETERIT BE V-ING

AFFIRMATIVE

NEGATIVE

INTERROGATIVE

I was eating

I was not eating

Was I eating?

You were eating

You were not eating

Were you eating?

He, she, it was eating

He, she, it was not eating

Was he, she, it eating?

We were eating

We were not eating

Were we eating?

You were eating

You were not eating

Were you eating?

They were eating

They were not eating

Were they eating?

  • We use the past continuous to say that somebody was in the middle of doing something at a certain time in the past.

Example: “This time yesterday, I was doing my homework.” (À cette heure hier, je faisais mes devoirs / J’étais en train de faire mes devoirs)

  • We use the past continuous to say that something happened in the middle of something else:

Examples: “Bob burnt his hand when he was cooking dinner yesterday”

“While I was working in the garden, I hurt my back.”

“I was sleeping when the phone rang”.

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