ESL Grammar Worksheets

Past Continuous Tense

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Past Continuous (1)

We use the Past Continuous Tense to talk about something that was happening at a specific time in the past.

 

To use the Past Continuous Tense, you need a [Past Tense Be Verb] + [Verb+ing]:


We also use the Past Continuos Tense with the word “during,” to talk about two things that were happening at the same time:

I [was verb+ing] during [time]

They [were verb+ing] during [time]:

 

Examples:

  • I was sleeping during the concert.
  • They were arguing during the movie.

 

Write [Past Tense Be Verb] + [Verb+ing] to complete the following sentences:

 

1. I _______ ____________ during the baseball game.

 

 

2. The two girls _______ ______________ during the math test, so the teacher was angry at them.

 

 

3. Mary _______ ______________ during math class.

 

 

4. James and Mark _______ ______________ during lunchtime.

 

 

5. Those two boys _______ ______________ during the whole movie!

 

 

6. Everyone was ______________ during the party.

 

 

7. My sisters _______ ______________ during summer vacation.

 

 

8. Nathan _______ ______________ during the music concert.

 

 

9. Christina and Lilian _______ ____________ during the football game.

 

 

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