Past Progressive Tense learn with formula and easy examples

What is Past Progressive?

Past Progressive is used to talk about the action that was going on (i.e. was in progress) at a particular time in the past, or over a longer time in the past.

Use of “Was/Were” in First, Second, and Third-person in Past Progressive Tense

PERSON SINGULARWas/WerePLURALWas/Were
1st PersonIwasWEwere
2nd PersonYOUwereYOUwere
3rd PersonHe, She, ItwasTheywere
Use of was/were in First, Second, and Third-person in Past Progressive Tense-English (stepwiseenglish.com)

The Formula for Past Progressive Tense| Sentence Structure of Past Progressive Tense

  • PAST TENSE is divided into
    • Past Progressive
      1. Affirmative Sentence = Sub + was/were + V1-ing + Others.
      2. Negative Sentence = Sub + was/were + V1-ing + Others.
      3. Interrogative Sentence = Was/were + Sub + V1-ing + Others?
      4. Negative and Interrogative Sentence = Was/were + Sub + V1-ing + Others?

Past Progressive Sentence Structure with examples.

  • Past Progressive
    1. Affirmative Sentence = Sub + was/were + V1-ing + Others.
      1. I was writing.
      2. We were writing.
      3. You were writing.
      4. You were writing.
      5. He was writing.
      6. She was writing.
      7. It was writing.
      8. Advaith was writing.
      9. They were writing.
    2. Negative Sentence = Sub + was/were + not + V1-ing + Others.
      1. I was not writing.
      2. We were not writing.
      3. You were not writing.
      4. You were not writing.
      5. He was not writing.
      6. She was not writing.
      7. It was not writing.
      8. Advaith was not writing.
      9. They were not writing.
    3. Interrogative Sentence = Was/were + Sub + V1-ing + Others?
      1. Was I writing?
      2. Were we writing?
      3. Were you writing?
      4. Were you writing?
      5. Was he writing?
      6. Was she writing?
      7. Was it writing?
      8. Was Advaith writing?
      9. Were they writing?
    4. Negative and Interrogative Sentence = Was/were + Sub + not + V1-ing + Others?
      1. Was I not writing?
      2. Were we not writing?
      3. Were you not writing?
      4. Were you not writing?
      5. Was he not writing?
      6. Was he not writing?
      7. Was it not writing?
      8. Was Advaith not writing?
      9. Were they not writing?

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