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Past continuous tense also called past progressive tense is used for an action happening at a specific moment in the past.
Affirmative form: Subject + auxiliary verb (BE- past form)+ main verb (infinitive) + ing (verb-ing). The auxiliary verb (BE) must be used in past form (was, were) and the main verb is used in the present participle form. John was watching TV last night.
Negative form: Subject + auxiliary verb (BE- past from)+ not + main verb (infinitive) + ing. Mary was not helping Ben because she was in Nice, France.
Interrogative form: Auxiliary verb (BE- past form) + subject+ main verb (infinitive) + ing? Were they playing basketball last week?
Exercise: complete the sentences.
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