JSS 1 English Language (1st, 2nd & 3rd Term) English Language (All Classes)

Past Continuous Tense

The past continuous tense refers to an action that was given at a time when another thing happened.  The past continuous tense is formed by using WAS or WERE and continuous tense.  For example:

  1. I was eating rice when he entered the room
  2. While Kate was selling bread, her sister stole her money
  3. The men were working hard when the supervisor appeared

EVALUATION:  Underline the verbs in the paragraph below:

James Bond was driving through town.  It was raining. The wind was blowing hard. Nobody was walking in the streets.  Suddenly, Bond was the killer in a telephone box…..


Construct 5 sentences that have the past continuous tense

See also:

Drama | Identification of the Sentences of Drama

Composition (Narrative Essay)

The Present Continuous Tense

The contrast of Pure Vowel /Ɔ/

Difference Between Oral and Written Poetry

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