Past Continuous Tense

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The Past Continuous tense is an important tense in English. We use it to say what we were in the middle of doing at a particular moment in the past.

In this lesson we look at the structure and the use of the Past Continuous tense, followed by a quiz to check your understanding:

Structure: how do we make the Past Continuous?

Use: how do we use the Past Continuous?

Past Continuous quiz

Note that continuous tenses are also called progressive tenses. So the Past Continuous tense is sometimes called the Past Progressive tense.