Past Progressive Tense
Past-progressive tense verbs express continuing actions that were happening at some point in the past or express a continuing past condition.
The past progressive tense is created with the auxiliary past tense
be(was, were) plus a present participle (verb with an ing ending).
The PAST PROGRESSIVE TENSE indicates continuing action, something that was happening, going on, at some point in the past. This tense is formed with the helping 'to be' verb, in the past tense, plus the present participle of the verb (with an -ing ending): I was riding my bike all day yesterday.
I was studying for my exam last night.
We were beginning to think that you would not show up.
- How do we form the Past Progressive? We use a form of to be (was or were), the infinitive and the ending -ing. To be (was or were) + infinitive + -ing. Affirmative sentences in the Past Progressive. I was play ing with a ball. You were play ing with a ball. He was play ing with a ball. She was play ing with a ball. It was play ing with a ball. We were play ing with a ball.
- The Use of Past Progressive / Continuous tense is used to express ongoing or running action which starts in past and takes a time to complete it and it's end in the past is called past progressive tense or past continuous tense and for Past continuous passive voice tense.
Latest slow english songs mp3. Before dinner, Maggie was playing her guitar.
John and Brian were being disruptive in class yesterday.
The above examples are in active voice. The examples below are in passive voice. Passive voice in the past progressive tense is created with the auxiliary past tense be (was,were) plus the present participle be (being) plus a past participle. To avoid wordiness, writers should limit the use of passive voice.
Past Progressive Passive Sentences
The idea that you would not show up was beginning to be thought by
Before dinner, the guitar was being playedby Maggie.
The other students in class were being disrupted by John and Brian