# Past Continuous Tense and its application in describing past actions and time

Learn how to use the past continuous tense to describe past actions over a period of time or at a specific point in time. Examples include working all day at Sears Tower (Willis Tower) and watching television at 7:30 pm.

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1. Sears Tower Willis Tower PAST CONTINUOUS

2. We use the past continuous tense to describe a past action over a period of time. Past Continuous Timeline We use the past continuous tense to describe a past action over a period of time. For example: "What were they doing yesterday?" "They were working all day."

3. It can be used to describe what someone was doing at a particular point in time. For example: "What were you doing at 7.30 last night?" "I was watching television."

4. O Past Continuous usado para expressar um evento ou ao em progresso em um momento especfico no passado. I was reading my favorite book last night . It was raining a lot when we left . What were you doing at 10 a.m .? Yesterday , at 5 o' clock , I was going to the mall.

5. Para expressar a interrupo de uma ao ou evento de longa durao, podemos combinar o Simple Past e o Past Continuous: She was leaving when I arrived . He was going to bed when the phone rang . I cut myself when I was shaving .

6. Mas se a idia a ser transmitida de que mais de um evento estava ocorrendo simultaneamente , devemos utilizar o Past Continuous em todas as sentenas. I was not listening when he was talking to you. He was working while his wife was shopping . While John was washing the car, David was painting the house and Elaine was planting some flowers.

7. Podemos ainda usar o Past Continuous para expressar uma idia ou opinio , normalmente com m conotao , transmitindo a idia de rotina, repetio. The neighbour's dog was always barking . She was always complaining about the weather. It was always raining during my trip to England.

8. Para formar sentenas no Past Continuous, usamos as seguintes regras: Afirmativa: was verb+ing , were verb+ing = to be (Simple Past) + verbo principal com ing. We were working hard during the campaign. She was dancing when you played that song.

9. Negativa: Adicione "not" depois do verbo auxiliar was not verb + ing , were not verb + ing He was not listening to what you were saying. We were not fighting when she came.

10. Interrogativa: Inverta o verbo auxiliar e o sujeito. Were you sleeping when I rang the bell? Was she working during the exhibition last night?