Past Continuous Tense

Regular Verbs Past Continuous Tense

We can use the past continuous of regular verbs to talk about situations and actions at a certain time in the past.

Affirmative

Iwaseating.
Hewas
She
It
Youwere
We
They

Negative

Iwas noteating.
Hewas not
She
It
Youwere not
We
They

Interrogative

WasIeating?
Washe
she
it
Wereyou
we
they

Regular Verbs Past Continuous Tense Contractions

Affirmative

Iwaseating.
He
She
It
Youwere
We
They

Negative

Iwasn'teating.
He
She
It
Youweren't
We
They

Interrogative

WasIeating?
he
she
it
Wereyou
we
they

The Verb 'To Be' Past Continuous Tense

We can use the past continuous of the verb to be to talk about situations and states in the past.

Affirmative

Iwascold.
Hewas
She
It
Youwere
We
They

Negative

Iwas notcold.
Hewas not
She
It
Youwere not
We
They

Interrogative

WasIcold?
Washe
she
it
Wereyou
we
they

Past Continuous Tense Be Verb Contractions

Affirmative

Iwascold.
He
She
It
Youwere
We
They

Negative

Iwasn'tcold.
He
She
It
Youweren't
We
They

Interrogative

WasIcold?
he
she
it
Wereyou
we
they