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As the sentence in the cartoon, these are examples of the Past Continuous Tense:
- You were studying when
- Were you studying when she
- You were not studying
when she called.
Use the Past Continuous to indicate that a longer action in the past was
interrupted. The interruption is usually a shorter action in the Simple
Past. Remember this can be a real interruption or just an interruption
in time. Click here to get all the information about the USES of the Past Continuous. You can also do some exercises at the end. Click here if you want to PRINT a document with all the information.
Try this webpage and listen to all the examples paying attention to the pronunciation.
EXERCISES. Now try this site with lots of exercises for parcise.
Practise both Past Simple and Past Continuous here! There are lots of exercises!
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