Ben’s Grammar Tip of the Week

Past Continuous

The past continuous is a great tense when talking about a story that happened in the past.

The form is was/were + verb ing


The main use of Past Continuous is:

  • to talk about 2 actions happening at the same time.


  • One action + one time.


Let us take a look!!!!!


hand pics


I was eating dinner when my mum rang me.


*Did you see what we did?

We decided which action was the:

  •  LONG action

and which action was the

  • SHORT action that interrupted.

We use Past Continuous for the long action and Past Simple for the short action.


*How can you practice?

Easy – Try writing some stories about something that happened to you in the past.

Bring it to G.I.L and get it checked!

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