Monday, February 03, 2014

Past Continuous

The past continuous is formed from the past tense of be with the -ing form of the verb.

We use the past continuous to talk about the past:
  • for something which continued before and after another action:
          The children were doing their homework when I got home.
  • for something that happened before and after particular time:
          It was eight o’clock. I was writing a letter.