50 Examples of Past Continuous Tense

50 Examples of Past Continuous Tense

50 Examples of Past Continuous Tense

All tenses – present, past and future – are important to learn as we would like to make sentences using all the tenses and also speak and write correctly. Some students might find it difficult to learn all the tenses well without examples.

The past continuous tense in English is used to express:

Structure: subject + verb1(past participle.

Examples of Past Continuous Tense

  1. I was waking up when the phone rang.
  2. We were sleeping when you came back last night.
  3. They were watching TV at that time yesterday.
  4. Where were you going when I stopped you?
  5. My uncle was cooking dinner when we came back from work.
  6. He was studying for an exam last night.
  7. She wasn’t doing her homework for a few hours because she didn’t have any energy to do it!
  8. They weren’t doing anything special at that time yesterday.
  9. Where were you going?
  10. I was studying for an exam last night.
  11. She wasn’t watching TV because she has been studying for an exam since morning!
  12. We were having dinner when the phone rang.
  13. What were you doing when the phone rang?
  14. He was sleeping when we came back from work.
  15. It was raining yesterday so I wasn’t going out to play basketball.
  16. My cousins weren’t playing outside.
  17. I wasn’t playing with my friends.
  18. He wasn’t watching TV.
  19. They weren’t fishing in the river during summer vacation.
  20. Is she ever going to eat her lunch?
  21. I was playing chess with my friend.
  22. I wasn’t listening to the teacher because I was daydreaming.
  23. How long has he been waiting for us?
  24. They weren’t studying at that time yesterday.
  25. He wasn’t taking a shower when we came back from work!
  26. We were looking for you all over the school before we finally found you.
  27. Is he ever going to send a reply?
  28. I wasn’t looking for him everywhere because I knew where he was!
  29. What were you doing while we were gone?
  30. They weren’t playing in the backyard yesterday.
  31. We were waiting for our parents before we finally went home.
  32. Where were you?
  33. They weren’t looking for their books because they didn’t have any homework to do!
  34. I was sleeping at that time yesterday.
  35. They weren’t playing in the gym during lunch break yesterday.
  36. We were studying for a test last night.
  37. What were you doing at that time yesterday?
  38. They weren’t watching TV.
  39. Where were you going?
  40. Was he ever going to send a reply?
  41. We weren’t waiting outside the door.
  42. She wasn’t playing with her friends because she didn’t have any.
  43. I was looking for my books everywhere yesterday but I couldn’t find them anywhere.
  44. Why weren’t you listening to the teacher?
  45. Is he ever going to eat lunch?
  46. He was studying for a test last night and he didn’t have time to eat.
  47. I wasn’t playing with my friends at that time yesterday!
  48. They weren’t waiting outside the door.
  49. What were you doing?
  50. He has been living in New York for a few years or a long time.
  51. They weren’t playing in the backyard yesterday.