Past Continuous Explained with a Picture

April 29, 2013

The Past Continuous or Past Progressive is usually used when one action in the past interupts another that was in progress.

I was Sleeping when...

I was sleeping when the telephone rang.

It was Snowing when...

It was still snowing when I arrived home.

An action starts in the past (-ing form) but before it reaches the present it is interupted by an event (simple past).



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