Past Continuous

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Past Continuous by Mind Map: Past Continuous

1. Examples: in the past *I was watching TV when she called. *When the phone rang, she was writing a letter. *While we were having the picnic, it started to rain.

2. Examples : in the past *You were studying when she called. *Were you studying when she called? *You were not studying when she called.

3. Use :the Past Continuous to indicate that a longer action in the past was interrupted

4. Examples: the Past Continuous is interrupted by a shorter action in the Simple Past: *Last night at 6 PM, I was eating dinner. *At midnight, we were still driving through the desert.