Why We Need To Learn Past Continuous Tense?

For expressing our past we used this past continuous tense. For writing the History of anything, we need past continuous tense. It denotes the actions going on past for some times but now that was closed. This tense is very vital to learn because it helps to expressing the past actions. If we would unable to learn this,then we also unable to expresses our past. For our betterment,we always followed our past,for that case we should force to learn about the past continuous tense.

In case of past continuous tense,we simply adds was/were with present participle tense. In your past what were you doing,it helps to express that. For writing your childhood story,your past experience, or any mythological story we need this tense.


As like as present continuous tense, here we use ing  with the main verbs. Here with the subject,we need to add a verb with ing. This tense also has three categories of sentences. Like as

A) Affirmative sentences
B) Negative sentences
C) Interrogative sentences.

Affirmative Sentences

Subject+was/were+main verb+ing+object. Following table help a lot to learn this tense.

First Person Second Person Third Person

I was running to the school.

We were participating in a dance competition.

You were my childhood friends.

S/he or it was jumping into the well.

They were my family friends.

 Negative Sentences

Simply we used not after helping verb,we get negative sentences. Subject+was/were+not+main verb+ing object.

First Person Second Person Third Person

I was not running to the school.

We were not participating in a dance competition.

You were not my childhood friends.

S/he or it was not jumping into the well.

They were not my family friends.


Interrogative Sentences

Here we asked questions to the subject. The formula is Helping verbs i.e. was/were+subject+main verb+ing+object.

First Person Second Person Third Person

Was I running to the school?

Were we participating in a dance competition?

Were you my childhood friends?

Was S/he or it  jumping into the well?

Were they my family friends?

 

Above table carries positive interrogative sentences. We can also able to write the negative interrogative sentences. The formula is as follows:-Was/were+subject+not+main verb+ing+object or we can used not immediately after the helping verbs also.

 

First Person Second Person Third Person

Was I not running to the school? or Was not I running to the school?

Were we not participating in a dance competition? Or Were not we participating in a dance competition?

Were you my childhood friends?

Or Were not you my childhood friends?

Was S/he or it  jumping into the well?

Were they  my family friends?

When we need to make a question tag sentences,there we most used the second types of sentences shown in the negative interrogative sentences. i.e. Wasn’t she running to the school? If you unable to understood the above,please write me in messenger or on Facebook. Never forget to share it among your friends. If you would not need it they may be. Thanks

 

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  1. kangna February 5, 2018