Unit 23: PAST CONTINUOUS
Formation (be + -ing form)
I was working all yesterday morning.
He wasn't doing anything.
The climate was changing at the time.
They were not enjoying themselves.
What were you doing at 9:45 last night?
Where was he going?
Who was helping him?
NOTICE: For spelling problems with the -ing form of the verb, look at Appendix 6.
PAST ACTIVITY OR TEMPORARY HABIT
Between 10 and 11 last night, I was reading.
They were getting up early that month.
BACKGROUND ACTIVITY IN THE PAST
She was welding a pipe when the phone rang.
By the time they reached the pipeline, the surveyors were already finishing their last shots.
ARRANGEMENTS IN THE PAST
EXAMPLE: Everybody was excited because they were leaving for home the next day.