Past Continuous Tense
It is used to express an ongoing nature or continued action till a certain time in past. It is used to
talk about a continuing action at a particular time in the past.
In Past Continuous Tense, time may come. Like in Present Continuous Tense, if starting time of the action is given and action remain continued, the Past Continuous Tense becomes Past Perfect Continuous Tense.
e.g. I was driving a car - Past Continuous Tense.
After adding continuous time 'for two hour' it becomes Past Perfect Continuous and will be translated as
I had been driving a car for two hours.
Past Continuous Tense meiN vaakyo ke ant meiN ‘rahaa thaa’, 'rahee thee’, 'rahe thay’ kaa prayog hotaa hai.
Note: Aise vaakyo meiN samay kaa prayog to ho sakataa hai lekin lagaataar samay kaa prayog nahee honaa chaahiye. Agar lagaataar samay kaa prayog ho to un vaakyo ko past perfect continuous kahate hai.
Jaise - Vah so rahaa thaa. - Past Continuous Tense.
Vah do ghanTe se so rahaa thaa. – Past Perfect Continuous Tense. (kyonki yahaaN lagaataar samay “do ghanTe se" kaa prayog huaa hai)
Past Continuous Tense - Positive
|Past Continuous Tense - Positive|
|Type of Sentence||Rule|
|Positive||Subject + Was/Were + Verb (Ist form) + Ing + Object + (.)|
In Past Continuous Tense 'Was / Were' is used in sentence and 'Ing' is added with first form of the main verb. 'Was' is used with 'I' and
third person singular subject - he/she/it/Ram/Dog/Tree/etc.
Past Continuous Tense meiN 'Was / Were' kaa prayog hotaa hai aur verb kee first form ke saath 'Ing' lagaayaa jaataa hai. 'Was' kewal 'I' aur
third person singular subject ke saath lagataa hai.
|Past Continuous Tense - Positive||Ram us par hans rahaa thaa.|
|Person||Subject||Was/Were||Verb (Ist Form )+ Ing||Object|
|Ist person||I||was||laughing||at him.|
|Ist Person -Plural||We||were||laughing||at him.|
|2nd Person||You||were||laughing||at him.|
|3rd Person -Singular||He/She/It/Ram||was||laughing||at him.|
|3rd Person -Plural||They/boys||were||laughing||at him.|
Past Continuous Tense - Negative
|Past Continuous Tense - Negative|
|Type of Sentence||Rule|
|Negative||Subject + Was/Were + Not + Verb (Ist form) + Ing + Object + (.)|
In Past Continuous Negative sentence, 'Not' is added just before 'Verb(Ist form)'. 'Ing' is added with first form of Verb in all types of
sentences of Past Continuous tense.
Past Continuous ke nakaaraatmak vaakya meN, 'Not' ko 'Verb(Ist form) + Ing' se pahale lagaate hai.
|Past Continuous Tense - Negative||Ham usase jhagaD nahee rahe thay.|
|Person||Subject||Was/Were||Not + Verb (Ist Form )+ Ing||Object|
|Ist person||I||was||not fighting||with him.|
|Ist Person -Plural||We||were||not fighting||with him.|
|2nd Person||You||were||not fighting||with him.|
|3rd Person -Singular||He/She/It/Ram||was||not fighting||with him.|
|3rd Person -Plural||They/boys||were||not fighting||with him.|
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