Formula : verb to be (was / were) + present participle (2nd column of the verb list)
I / He / She / It was
You / We / They were
Ex: was/ were holding
was/ were reading
Usage : a) -An action which is happening at an exact time in the past
b)-An action which is happening habitually in the past
a) -I was eating pizza at that time. 那个时候我正在吃着批萨。b) -The family was having their dinner at a restaurant along the highway.
c) -They were playing pianos when the phone rang.
d) -The guy was always boasting about his painting.
Keywords : -at that time
-at that moment
Was or Were?
- We ________ dancing.
- The dog ________ barking.
- The printer ________ printing out a photograph.
- The pupils ________ writing a test.
- Sue and Gareth ________ walking up the hill.
Write sentences in past progressive.
- he / the car / wash →________________________________
- she / home / go →_______________________________
- they / not / the match / watch →_________________________________
- you / in the shop / work →__________________________________
- I / not / a magazine / read →______________________________