Active voice-Past continuous tense rules



Past continuous tense rules and application

 

Sentence: I eat food.

In the above sentence I is the subject, eat is the verb and food is the object.

1st form of verb: eat, 2nd form of verb: ate, 3rd form of verb: eaten

Gerund is the ing form

 

Positive sentence

(I, He, She, It) as a subject

Subject+ was+1st form of verb + ing + object

 

I was eating food.

He was eating food.

She was eating food.

It was eating food.

 

(You, They, We) as a subject

Subject+ were +1st form of verb+ ing+ object.

 

You were eating food.

They were eating food.

We were eating food.

 

Negative sentence

(I, He, She, It) as a subject

Subject+ was+ not+1st form of verb+ ing + object

 

I was not eating food.

He was not eating food.

She was not eating food.

It was not eating food.

 

(You, They, We) as a subject

Subject+ were+ not+1st form of verb+ ing + object

 

You were not eating food.

They were not eating food.

We were not eating food.

 

 

Interrogative sentence

(I, He, She, It) as a subject

Was + subject+ 1st form of verb+ ing + object

 

Was I eating food?

Was he eating food?

Was she eating food?

Was it eating food?

 

(You, They, We) as a subject

Were+ subject +1st form of verb+ ing+ object?

 

Were you eating food?

Were they eating food?

Were we eating food?

 

 






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