 We
use the past continuous to
describe an interrupted
activity which continued for a
period in the past and to talk
about things happening for a
continuous period in the past.
to
say that somebody was
in the middle of doing
something
He was playing computer games.
for
two things happening at
the same time
He was playing computer games
while she was watching TV.
for
things you were in the
middle of doing when
another thing happened
He was watching TV when Tom
arrived.
We
form the past continuous
tense with the helping verb
was/were + present participle
(V1 + -ing).
I
You
He
She
It

was
were
was
was
was
going
going
going
going
going
we were going
you were going
they were going
We
form questions by
using the helping verb
was/were + subject +
present participle
(V1 + -ing).
Was I
Were you
Was he
Was she
Was it
going?
going?
going?
going?
going?
Were we going?
Were you going?
Were they going?
We
form the negative with
the helping verb was/were +
not + present participle (V1
+ -ing).
I
You
He
She
It
was not going
we were not going
were not going you were not going
was not going they were not going
was not going
was not going