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!!!!!
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!