What is it good for?
- Talking about a continued action in the past that was completed in the past.
- It was raining all day yesterday.
- They were sitting in the airport for three days.
- You weren’t waiting for me when I got there.
- Talking about parallel actions that continued in the past.
- I was reading a book while he was cooking dinner.
- You were humming along while they were singing the song.
- Talking about an action that was interrupted in the past.
- She was eating when the phone rang.
- I was cooking when he arrived.
- They saw the accident when they were walking down the street.
- Talking about a continued action that was happening at a specific time in the past.
- I was watching TV at 6 o’clock last night.
- At this time last year, we were sitting on a beach in Brazil.
Making it Negative:
Put not after was/were (or use wasn’t/weren’t).
Example: I was not listening to what you said. They weren’t doing anything when you arrived.
Asking a Question:
Was/were + Subject + Present participle (+ Object)
- Were you dancing when he arrived?
- Was he sleeping when the alarm went off at 7am?
- Weren’t they watching a movie when the fire started?
Questions? Ask in the Contact Form or book a class with me to practice!