What did you do yesterday?
The Past Continuous is used when talking about an action that was in progress at a specific time in the past. It is also used to describe a series of actions that were happening in the past. It is used to talk about two past actions happening at the same time.
What is the Use of the Past Continuous Tense?
What are the best applications of the past continuous tense?
- Describing a past action in progress
- Talking about past habits or routines
- Expressing unfinished actions in the past
- Describing several past actions at once
The past continuous tense was first used in the late 16th century in England. Many languages, such as Spanish, French, and Italian, use the past continuous tense to indicate a habitual action. The past continuous tense is also known as the 'progressive tense' because it describes an action that is currently in progress.
Did you know?
What are some examples of the past continuous tense in everyday life?
What are some of the differences between the past continuous tense and other tenses?
Draw a banana and a watermelon having a conversation!
Can you describe what you were doing at this time yesterday?
What is the positive form of the past continuous tense?
What other sentences can you make using the past continuous tense?