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Y8 Past Continuous

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Lesson Eight:

The Past Continuous Tense

S + (be) + _____ing

The verb “be” is in the past tense: was or were

The main verb adds “ing” at the end of it


I was relaxing outside when this picture was taken
You were eating at a restaurant when this picture was taken.
He was shaving this morning when he cut himself.
She was spinning around and around before she fell down.
This elephant was out looking for food yesterday.

We were talking together last week.

(Now we’re in two separate locations.)

you + I = we

You were thinking about taking another English class this year.
They were riding on a big seven-person bicycle last week.

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