It is used to described about some scene of past.


  1. Children were fighting
  2. I was sleeping
  3. He was surfing internet


Here we use




'Was' is used for Singular

'Were' is used for Plural

Rules for Past Continuous

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Type of Noun/Pronoun Present Continous Past Continous
I am + ing was + ing
Singular (He, she, it) is + ing was + ing
They, You (Plural or or) are + ing were + ing




Convert the following into Past Continuous Tense

She is looking gorgeous

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Dad is sitting on the sofa

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They are playing video game

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I am riding a bike

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She is driving me crazy

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I am not watching a scary movie

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Convert into Different Tenses

'I see a dream'

  • Simple Present - I see a dream
  • Simple Past -  I saw a dream
  • Simple Future - I will see a dream
  • Present Continuous - I am seeing a dream
  • Past Continuous - I was seeing a dream


'I am a dreamer'

  • Simple Present - I am a dreamer
  • Simple Past -  I was a dreamer
  • Simple Future - I will be a dreamer
  • Present Continuous - 
  • Past Continuous -

(Continuous tense will not be use in these sentences)

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